Vintage KC football teams of the ’60s to be celebrated tonight

first_imgThe all-conquering Kingston College football teams, which won both back-to-back Manning Cup and Olivier Shield titles in 1964 and 1965 to remain unbeaten in two seasons, will be celebrated tonight at a 50th anniversary Fortis Festival hosted by the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association at Witty’s Lounge, Savannah Plaza, starting at 7 p.m.Widely regarded as the best-ever schoolboy teams by virtue of their dominance and impeccable record, the 1964 squad comprised Tony Keyes (captain), Neville Oxford, Trevor ‘Jumpy’ Harris (father of former national player Wolde Harris), Lloyd McLean, Franklyn ‘Bowla’ Morant, and Dennis Johnson, as well as Mickey ‘Mouse Brown’ Vernon, Malee Miller, Winty Davidson, Baldwin Fisher, and goalkeeper Ossie Bailey.Despite losing Keyes, Fisher, Davidson, and Bailey, the 1965 team was just as devastating with as many as 10 members elected to the All-Manning team that year. Ample replacement for Keyes and company were found in Patrick ‘Patto’ Kirkwood, Carey Coke, Leopold ‘Offside’ Jackson, Derrick Bryan, and the colourful Leslie Lucas replacing Ossie Bailey in goal. The squad also included two very good players in Joseph Alvaranga and Roy Black, now a popular selector on KLAS radio and musicologist, who will provide the music for tonight’s tribute.All were honoured at a dinner hosted by the New York Chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys in April, 1997 in New York.Significantly, in 1964, Kingston College achieved the grand slam of schoolboy sports, winning not only the Manning Cup, but Boys’ Champs and the Sunlight Cup cricket competition (now Grace Shield) as well, a feat unmatched in the annals of schoolboy sports.Franklyn Morant was a member of all three teams, while ‘Jumpy’ Harris and Mickey Vernon were key members of the winning Sunlight Cup team, and the outstanding sprinter, Tony Keyes, a member of the trail-blazing Champs’ team, which had the distinction of being the first schoolboy representatives to run and win at the Penn Relays in the USA.- Orville Clarkelast_img read more

Affirmative Action, Gola Forest Acts Go To Conference C’ttees

first_imgThe leadership of the Senate has set up two separate conference committees to work with their counterparts in the House of Representatives to reconcile differences in the passage of the Gola Affirmative Action and the Forest Acts, respectively.The five-member Conference Committee constituted to work with the House of Representatives on the Gola Forest National Park is headed by Grand Kru County Senator and Chairman of the Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Albert Chie; and assisted by Senators Morris Saytumah, Daniel Naatehn and Thomas Grupee, among others.Senator Peter Sonpon Coleman, who chairs the Committee on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women and Children Affairs, is chairing a five-member Conference Committee on the Affirmative Action Act.It may be recalled that following a series of public hearings, the Senate on August 25, passed the Affirmative Action for Equitable Participation and Representation Act of 2016.According to the Senate version of the Act, “upon its passage, 21 Special Legislative Constituencies are established within the country for which additional 21 members of the House of Representatives shall be elected beginning with the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.”The would-be beneficiaries of the 21 seats are women, youth, and members of the disabled community. However, the House of Representatives passed the Act, but drastically reduce the number of seats from 21 to seven. They then sent it back to the Senate, a decision that has prompted the constitution of a conference committee. According to the House’s passage, there would be five seats for women to be divided among five regions, while the youth and persons living with disabilities will have their respective seats. Meanwhile, the Act establishing the Gola Forest National Park was first passed by the House of Representatives in September 2015; a year later in September 2016, the Senate concurred with the House for its enactment.The Act is mainly intended to work side-by-side with the numerous protocols and international instruments aimed at curbing the devastating consequences of climate change.It maintains that despite her relatively small territorial size, Liberia contains a significant amount of biodiversity of over 2,900 different vascular plants, including 225 trees species, 500 bird species, 500 mammal species, and 75 reptiles.The establishment of the Gola National Park is among 10 Bills President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sent to the Legislature to be acted upon during the one month Special Sitting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Roy Fredericks’ Floodlight Cup set for Albion

first_imgThe Blairmont Centre Cricket Club will be hosting its Roy Fredericks’ Floodlight Cup competition, dubbed “REVOLUTION”, at the Albion Community Centre on Saturday, July 21.This is the 4th edition since the tournament began in 2015, and it will see competitive cricket being played in a day and night affair, with leading cricket clubs in Guyana already confirming their participation.The day’s activities are expected to commence at 09:00h and conclude at 22:30h with seven teams competing for supremacy. Two-time defending champions, Blairmont Blazers, will be hard pressed to retain their crown. They are expected to face stiff challenges from the other teams, such as Albion Cricket Club, Demerara Cricket Club, Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Young Warriors, and Upper Corentyne Association.Guyana and West Indies batsman Roy Fredericks started playing cricket at the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club, and later went on to play with Demerara Cricket Club (DCC). Fredericks played 59 Tests, scoring 4334 runs at an average of 42.49. In the process, he produced 8 centuries and 26 half-centuries.He gained international fame for the scintillating 169 runs he scored at Perth against Australia, playing against the likes of legendary pacers Dennis Lillie and Jeff Thompson.This tournament has, since 2015, been a tribute to the late distinguished cricket icon Roy Fredericks, and it has become one of the club’s major fundraisers.At the day’s event, there will be lots of attractions for spectators: such as tassa drumming, lighted bails, 4 and 6 fans, bowl off, spectator catch, cartoon characters walking around, live commentary by international commentator Inderjeet Persaud, among other things.Apart from the shortest version of cricket competition, other activities planned are volleyball and domino competitions. The club executive and members are seeking sponsorship for the events, and would welcome any contribution toward the success of this event.Proceeds will go for intended purposes, which are: to maintain and develop the cricket club. The club’s main project is to build an indoor cricket facility to cater for the rainy season. For more information, interested persons are kindly being asked to make contact with assistant club secretary Ameer Rahim on 626-2563.last_img read more

Oil & Gas industry worried about marijuana legalization

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The oil and gas industry, which has been trying to curb the use of drugs and improve safety, has a slight case of reefer madness when it comes to the federal government’s plans to legalize marijuana.According to an article in the Financial Post, the safety organization Enform wrote a letter earlier this week to the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation saying that legalized marijuana would make jobsites unsafe.In the letter, Enform president and CEO Cameron MacGillvray  said that the safety issues pertaining to alcohol and drug use are leading the petroleum industry’s efforts to control and reduce the risk of workplace injuries.”- Advertisement -He added that “There can be no doubt that marijuana use is incompatible with working in a safety-sensitive workplace.”Though there aren’t any indications that marijuana would automatically be allowed on job sites, industry associations are concerned about that possibility.“Maybe during a coffee break where employees are allowed to go to a smoking zone and they can fire up a joint now,” Petroleum Services Association of Canada president Mark Salkeld said. “They’re not allowed to open a beer, but these are things we want to have a conversation about and make sure there are clear policies.”Advertisement Enform is demanding that at the very least, the sale and use of marijuana at or in the vicinity of safety-sensitive workplaces should be prohibited.Mark Salkeld, president of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says that compared to enforcing similar prohibitions on the use of alcohol on jobsites and in many worker camps in the industry. Unlike with alcohol, there is no breathalyzer test for marijuana that would show that someone is impaired at the time of the test.While there are drug tests that can determine whether someone has traces of marijuana, those traces can stay in the bloodstream for weeks.The majority of the industry currently pre-screens for alcohol and drug abuse by requiring urine samples from applicants, while others also conduct drug tests at random.Advertisement Story courtesy the Financial Post: http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/there-is-already-madness-brewing-in-the-oilpatch-over-ottawas-reefer-legalization?__lsa=ca92-9842last_img read more

World Cup semi run just the start, says Kane

first_imgThe tournament’s top goalscorer with six goals, Kane himself missed a huge chance to give England breathing space in the first half.But he believes even brighter days lie ahead for the third-youngest squad on show in Russia.“It hurts now but I know when we look back there are a lot of positives, (a lot of) experience we can take. That’s the aim, in two years’ time in the Euros to go again and win big tournaments,” said the Tottenham Hotspur striker.“We’ve shown we can do well in these tournaments and the aim is now not to wait another 20-odd years to get to another big semi-final. It’s to go again and try to achieve our dreams.”In their run to the last four, England re-engaged with a fanbase disaffected by decades of failure at international tournaments, most notably in a humiliating exit to Iceland at Euro 2016.World Cup fever swept the nation back home and even after the defeat, thousands of England fans at the Luzhniki stadium stayed behind long after the final whistle to give their side a rousing send-off.“It’s massive that we had a good tournament and restored pride in the nation. The fans are excited to watch us play and that’s how we have to keep progressing,” added Kane.“We should be proud and hold our heads up high because we’ve come a long way from two years ago. Even out there the fans singing after a defeat, it’s a proud feeling.”– ‘Special’ Southgate –Off to a flyer: Kieran Trippier put England in front in Moscow © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAEngland manager Gareth Southgate has taken much of the credit for moulding his young side, not only with a commitment to play attractive and attacking football on the field, but a fresh open attitude with fans and media off it.“This team is very special,” said Kieran Trippier, who had got England off to a flying start in the semi-final with a fifth-minute free-kick to open the scoring.“It all comes from the manager. Unbelievable manager… I can’t speak highly enough of him. He sets the tone, he brought this team together. Everybody knows how close our team is and that all comes from him.”Trippier was one of many England players with limited international experience before the tournament who went onto shine in Russia.And he expects a “great future” for England, with most of the current squad still young enough to be around for the 2022 World Cup.“There is a great future going forward, trust me, with this team,” added Trippier.“In the future for sure with this manager, with these players, the team is only going to progress and I’m sure we can go far in the next tournaments.“We’ve got a great team spirit, great chemistry, a very young team. We can succeed and do the country proud.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000More to come: Harry Kane sees a bright future for England despite losing in the World Cup semi-finals to Croatia © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 12 – Harry Kane says England restored pride during their run to the World Cup semi-finals and can use the tournament as a springboard for sustained success for a talented young generation.Playing in their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, England blew a golden opportunity to reach their first final since 1966, surrendering a 1-0 half-time lead to lose 2-1 to Croatia after extra-time in Moscow on Wednesday.last_img read more

Eleven heaven: Lewandowski equals Bundesliga home scoring record

first_img0Shares0000Heaven eleven: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scores against Schalke © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNBerlin, Germany, Feb 10 – Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski scored in his 11th consecutive home league match in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Schalke to equal the Bundesliga record.The Poland striker, who now has 26 in all competitions, has netted in all of Bayern’s league games this season at the Allianz Arena. He equalled the record of Jupp Heynckes, Bayern’s head coach, who missed Saturday’s game with flu.Heynckes also scored in 11 consecutive home games for Borussia Moenchengladbach in 1972/73.Despite Lewandowski’s feat, Bayern captain Thomas Mueller scored the goal of the day in Germany to seal the win which restored Munich’s 18-point lead as Schalke drop to sixth.With barely five minutes gone, Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann blocked Mueller’s fierce shot, but Lewandowski was on hand to tap in his 19th league goal of the season to equal the record.Schalke drew level when Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who will join Bayern next season, mistimed a bicycle kick from a cross, but Franco di Santo fired home on 29 minutes.However, Mueller then scored one of his finest goals in the famour red shirt on 36 minutes.He sprinted onto a Arjen Robben pass in the area, but instead of passing inside as the defence expected, fired home from the tightest of angles past the despairing Faehrmann.“It was bitter to concede the goals, especially the second,” admitted Faehrmann.“I thought it was going to be pulled back inside, but you can’t assume things like that against Mueller.”Mueller said it was a lucky strike.“Arjen played it deep, I didn’t really have time to see where to put it, I just hit it and had a bit of luck that it went in,” said the Germany star.Bayern have now won 21 of their last 22 games in all competitions.– Batshuayi nets again –Earlier, Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea, scored his third Bundesliga goal in two games in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 home win over Hamburg. Dortmund signed the 24-year-old on loan for the rest of the season after selling top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal last month.Batshuayi is supplying the goals after marking his debut by netting twice in a 3-2 win at bottom side Cologne a week ago.“I’m very happy, the most important thing is we won and remain high in the table,” said Batshuayi with Dortmund third.As promised, the Belgian celebrated with a somersault after scoring on his home debut.US winger Christian Pulisic threaded a pass through the Hamburg defence, which Batshuayi met at the far post for a tap in on 49 minutes.A dull match was lit up by Dortmund’s second in the dying stages when Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze netted after coming off the bench.Loan star: Michy Batshuayi celebrates scoring for Dortmund again © DPA/AFP / Guido KirchnerDortmund’s injury-prone Germany winger Marco Reus returned after 259 days sidelined by a torn knee ligament.The win left Dortmund third, a point behind second-placed RB Leipzig, who won 2-0 at home to Augsburg on Friday with Liverpool-bound Naby Keita hammering home a free-kick.– Frankfurt go fourth –Eintracht Frankfurt stormed up to fourth with a 4-2 thrashing of bottom side Cologne. Ante Rebic gave Frankfurt an early lead, but Cologne striker Simon Terrode equalised with a second-half penalty.Frankfurt defender Marco Russ headed the hosts back into the lead for his first goal since overcoming cancer in 2016.French defender Simon Falette and midfielder Marius Wolf scored in quick succession to stretch Frankfurt’s lead to 4-1 before Terrode grabbed Cologne’s second with a header.Bayer Leverkusen dropped to fifth after a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Hertha Berlin as Valentino Lazaro and Ivory Coast veteran Salomon Kalou scored.Hoffenheim earned their first win in six games with a 4-2 thrashing of Mainz as strikers Adam Szalai and Andrej Kramaric scored twice.Freiburg lost for the first time in nine league games, crashing to a 2-1 defeat at Hanover 96, whose midfielder Felix Klaus scored the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL’S EAMON McGEE ON TEAM’S LAZIEST, SLOWEST, FITTEST AND PRETTIEST!

first_imgDONEGAL defender Eamon McGee answers some quick-fire questions on his team mates ahead of this weekend’s Croke Park clash with Kildare. You will be surprised by some of his answers.But not all of them!Click Play to Watch  DDTV: DONEGAL’S EAMON McGEE ON TEAM’S LAZIEST, SLOWEST, FITTEST AND PRETTIEST! was last modified: January 31st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: DONEGAL’S EAMON McGEE ON TEAM’S LAZIESTFITTEST AND PRETTIEST!SLOWESTlast_img read more

South African paddlers shine in Europe

first_img11 August 2014South African paddlers shone in Europe on the weekend, with sprint star Bridgitte Hartley repeating her London Olympics bronze medal effort at the World Championships in Moscow, and the country’s river racers grabbing two podium places, including a win, at the legendary Sella Descent in Spain.Hartley came into the Sprint World Champs in Moscow after having had her season disrupted by illness. However, she showed her class and tactical acumen by racing well into the women’s 500m A final. She then used her trademark surge over the final 250 metres to clinch the bronze medal behind Hungarian ace Danuta Kozak and New Zealander Lisa Carrington.A member of the Sascoc Opex support programme for leading athletes, Hartley was elated to make it onto the podium, particularly as she had been concerned about her health.‘I just had to push through’“It felt like I was getting a temperature when I was warming up,” she said after the race. “I told myself that it didn’t matter if I got sick, I just had to push through to my last final. It probably helped that I wasn’t putting pressure on myself to get a medal actually.“I was just trying to have a race that didn’t have any flaws,” she explained. “I just wanted to concentrate on making every stroke count, counting every stroke and making sure each one was powerful.“Going into the last 20 strokes, I felt that I was in the mix and I just concentrated on taking it all the way to the line.“When I crossed the line, I thought Germany had got the third, and even when I was called to boat weigh-in I wasn’t sure. Then I was told that I had to be ready for the medal ceremony in 10 minutes. That’s when I knew!” she rejoiced.Confidence boostHartley said the medal had given her a major confidence boost because she has made numerous changes to her training regime, and was now working closely with Craig Mustard in Pietermaritzburg.“I have been challenging myself more, which has helped a lot,” she said. “Working with a team of a coach, dietician and a sport psychologist, and Craig (Mustard) working with me on the water has definitely made a difference.”“I think I was also happier going into this World Champs having someone with me who was South African, and not being on this massive European continent all by myself and spending all my weekends alone.“I was really down after my World Cups, but I am really enjoying my training a lot more now and things are going a lot better. I know I haven’t hit my best form yet and I can’t get complacent because there is still a lot of work to do in the next years,” Hartley added.Other World Champs resultsLater in the day, Hartley added a solid seventh in the women’s 200m K1 final to wrap up an excellent weekend for the South African team.Under-23 speedster Crisjan Coetzee raced into the 200m K1 C final in his first senior world championship outing, while the crew of Ali Glass and Ant Collopy also did well, making the 1000m C final.Para-canoeist Jono Wing also made a big impression, but was denied a shot at a final by a heavily loaded heat that saw him just miss out in his 200m K1 LTA category.Sella Descent successesMeanwhile, on Saturday, South African paddlers powered to podium finishes in the men’s and women’s K2 races at the 78th Sella Descent in Spain, with Andy Birkett and Greg Louw finishing third overall, while Abby Adie and her partner Laura O’Donaghue scored a shockingly convincing win in the women’s race.Birkett and Louw, who were using the race as part of their preparations for the upcoming World Marathon Championships in Oklahoma City next month, got their tactics rights after an excellent start that saw the contenders whittled down to a fast six-boat bunch.‘We are stoked’“We managed to get into the right place in the ends-print and just stayed on the right of the two Spanish crews, because we knew that those two Spanish boats were going to trying to kill each other. We are stoked, over the moon,” four-time Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Birkett said after the race.“I don’t think we expected this, but it is nice to take something like this to the World Marathon Champs and to have raced against those two (Spanish) boats that everyone is trying to hang with,” he added.Women’s race victoryThe victory in the women’s race was a nervy one for Adie and O’Donaghue after they managed to get clear of the other fancied women’s crews in the mayhem at the start because they were never sure where their challengers were in the massive field of paddlers on the small river.“We were seeded 311th, which wasn’t too bad, and we got such a good start that were able to get away from the other women until the first corner where there were quite a few pile ups and things got quite chaotic. But we managed to stay clear of all that mayhem and carnage and that set us up for the rest of the race,” said Adie.“We were expecting the top women to come past us at some stage, so we just put our heads down.“There are so many people, it is quite hard to spot where the other women were in the big bunches. They finished about two-and-a-half minutes behind us in the end,” she explained.World Marathon Championships preparationLike Birkett and Louw, the value of the podium outcome lies in the pair’s preparations for their K2 challenge at the World Marathon Championships in Oklahoma City in September.“We are both over the moon with the result, so happy,” said Adie, who, like Birkett, last month won the tough four-day Berg River Canoe Marathon title in the Western Cape.Dusi champion Robyn Kime finished sixth in the women’s K1 race. “It felt great to be back in a boat. The Sella is just crazy,” tweeted Kime, who had been taking a break from her paddling in recent months.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Take One Small Action Now

first_imgKnowing something and not doing it is the same as not knowing.It’s easy to develop unhealthy habits. Without ever meaning to, you can get very comfortable with the way things are, even when they aren’t what you need them to be. Change is difficult even when you know you need to change.The difference between the results you’re producing now and the results that you want to create are the actions that you need to take to close that gap.You don’t need to read a post like this to know what you need to do. You already know what you need to know; you need to take action.You know, for example, that you don’t have enough opportunities in your pipeline, least of all the kind of opportunities that will move the needle. You know that the right action is to prospect. But prospecting is difficult, and it’s easier to rely on inbound marketing then it is to make cold calls.You know you need to develop the content to nurture your dream clients. Writing and producing that content is difficult and time-consuming. Thinking is difficult, as is creating. You know you need to do the thinking and the creating, but it’s easier to live in reactive mode allowing other people to dictate what you do next.The most recent thing to grab your attention is not likely what deserves your attention.You know you need to have a difficult conversation with someone. You are aware that the conversation is not likely to go well, but you also know it is necessary, and that problems don’t age well. You resist having this conversation because it is challenging and you’re not sure how you can achieve the outcome you need. Without taking action, there is no breakthrough.This idea is true in every area of your life. You know what to do; the willingness to act is the only thing that’s missing, whether the area you need to improve is your physical health, your financial health, or your relationships.One Little ActionThe way you break the cycle of “knowing and not doing” is to take one seemingly small, simple action. Taking one small action can allow you to break through your resistance.If you know you need to do more prospecting, make one single phone call as soon as you start work tomorrow. You’ll probably get somebody’s voicemail. If you do connect with someone, it’s unlikely that you will get an appointment on your first attempt. But it won’t matter; you will have broken through the resistance. The next action is exponentially easier.If you know that you need to create more content, sit down and write a list of 10 things you believe your dream client needs to know now. That’s it. Taking 30 minutes to make your list of 10 big ideas will have broken your resistance. It will have also helped you break through the logjam of not knowing what content you need to create.I’ve made it a habit of always having the most challenging conversation I need to have first thing in the morning. By doing so, I’ve eliminated the resistance. A lot of times these conversations go better than you expect, but sometimes the train comes off the tracks. It doesn’t matter; the rest of the day is like coasting downhill.What is it that you know you need to do that you are avoiding?What’s the single action you need to take now in each of these areas?Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do. It’s not that the successful know something that others don’t know. It’s that they take action.last_img read more

India to host an official FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters event for the first…

first_imgAdvertisementOne of the most prestigious 3×3 basketball tournaments in the world, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters is coming to India for the first time on 22nd and 23rd September 2018 for the Hyderabad Masters at People’s Plaza, Hyderabad. Participation will be seen from the leading international 3×3 teams and top two 3BL teams – Delhi 3BL and Bangalore 3BL.The qualification for Indian 3×3 teams was decided on the basis of the results of the inaugural season of 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) which was held from June 9 to August 26, 2018, across six cities in India. The two leading teams – Delhi, which won five rounds out of six and Bangalore, which won one round. Members of team Delhi are- Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, Leandro Souza de Lima and Kiran Shastri. Members of team Bangalore are- Sowkin Shetty, Amit Sehrawat, Rajan Sharma and Lalrina Renthlei.Hyderabad Masters is the seventh stage of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and is the first time an international 3×3 basketball tournament is being played in India. The participating teams will compete for a chance to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final on October 27-28, 2018. The best international teams like Novi Sad (World #1), Piran (#3), Belgrade (#9) and more, along with top international players like Simon Finzgar (World #8), Anze Srebovt (#9) and Gasper Ovnik (#10) will be playing at People’s Plaza in Hyderabad.The inaugural season of 3BL received a brilliant response from audiences and athletes alike. The Indian basketball players got exposure to international players and styles of play to improve their game. With the matches being held in high engagement places like malls in each of the cities, the audiences could witness the fast-paced entertaining sport with ease. 3BL also made extensive efforts towards the grassroots level development of the game by conducting coaching clinics for young students in each of the cities.Speaking about the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, Hyderabad Masters, Yoshiya Katoh, Chairman, 3BL, said, “India is getting a chance like never before – to host the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. Only nine other cities in the world have been the hosts in this edition. This is an opportunity for Indian basketball players to compete against the strongest opponents and improve their game. We are proud to be a part of this landmark moment.”Rohit Bakshi, League Commissioner, 3BL, said, “One of my biggest dreams has been to see an Indian team win a medal at an international platform in 3×3 basketball. Team Delhi 3BL and Bangalore 3BL both have the potential to emerge at the top in Hyderabad Masters and qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals. Moreover, competing against international teams is only going to improve their game and increase our chances for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”Vivek Krishna, Entertainment Director, 3BL, said, “The inaugural season of 3BL was a massive success with the Indian audiences. The sport is perfectly suited to our liking, with its entertainment and glamorous elements. At the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, Hyderabad Masters, it’s going to be even better with the best international players, dunkers and more.”Advertisementlast_img read more