Headstart Arena India concludes its inaugural Indian National Basketball League 5x5 season
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | January 16, 2023 | News
Headstart Arena India Indian National Basketball League 5x5 season Bengaluru
Headstart Arena India successfully concludes its inaugural Indian National Basketball League 5x5 season. INBL 2022 was played across three rounds in three different venues- Kochi, Pune and Delhi -before making their way to the playoff finals in Bengaluru. The finals was held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium with all the pomp and pageantry with the Governor of Karnataka, Thaawarchand Gehlot in attendance to facilitate the players with awards.
The Finals was played against the Chennai Heats and the Home team Bengaluru Kings. M. Arvind Kumar from Chennai Heat was adjudged MVP of the season 2022-23 and the MVP was awarded a Rs.50,000 and an Oben Electric bike.
Rupinder Brar, Chairman and Director, INBL said, “We are pleased to be working with BFI to launch this great initiative. A great opportunity for the top talent in India to have a platform to showcase their ability against well matched opposition. This is the second initiative we have promoted, after running a very successful 3x3 tournament earlier this year, with unprecedented representation. We hope to continue helping to develop the sport at all levels and ultimately help India compete at a higher level on the world stage.”
Dushyant Khanna, Director, INBL said, “Bringing a new Basketball era to India and great development of Indian talent makes it a unique proposition for Indian basketball. It’s great to see that our group investment come to life with so much great competition. We will continue to do this and hopefully attract some other partners for this great journey”
At the Helm of HAI, Parveen Batish who brings in the international expertise and the pure passion to help Indian basketball and provide the Indian talent a stage to realise their talents through INBL, said, “I have been really impressed with the level of competition we have had through this competition. We are on a journey to discover talent and this is just the start. We thank our sponsors Punvec, Konze, Vedanta Sesa Goa for supporting our vision and making this season possible.”
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INBL 2022 was played across three rounds of league action at three different venues- Kochi, Pune and Delhi -before making their way to the playoff finals in Bengaluru.