IIB 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge

Basketball 3-on-3, one of the fastest growing urban sports in the world, will be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Exchanging their signed basketballs; [Left to Right]
Akmal Ahmad, Sugumaran Kailasan, Datuk Ir. Khairil
Anwar Ahmad, Datuk Daniel Lee and Azhar Jamal
And from July 13 to 14, the inaugural Iskandar Investment 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge will be held at the EduCity Sports Complex, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, to discover Johor’s top talents in basketball.

Hosted and sponsored by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), this national level competition, is jointly organized with the Johor State Basketball Association (JSBA).

Details of this prestigious sports event was announced by IIB Senior Vice President, Azhar Jamal, EduCity Chief Operating Officer, Sugumaran Kailasan and JSBA President, Datuk Daniel Lee Cheng Chuan, at a media conference recently.

This Challenge offers 14 championship titles for athletes, both men and women, in the various age group categories from 12, 14, 16, 18 to 21 as well as the Open and Boarding Schools categories.

Datuk Daniel Lee Cheng Chuan addressing the media
The top three winners in each category will take home cash prizes, medals and other goodies in one of the most lucrative challenges in the southern region, with total prize money in the sum of RM16,000.

Title sponsor, IIB is proud to collaborate with JSBA to promote Basketball 3-on-3 in Johor.

“This is in line with our mission to instill a sporting culture and a healthier lifestyle among Iskandar Puteri residents and promote this new city as a sports destination,” said IIB President/Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad.

“Johor has one of the best sports infrastructure in the country after Kuala Lumpur and is blessed with many sporting talents in various fields,” he added.

Speaking to the media;
Azhar Jamal [Left[ and Sugumaran Kailasan [Right]
“With sports as a medium for education, our vision is to develop Iskandar Puteri as the preferred sports center in this region,” said IIB Senior Vice President, Azhar Jamal.

Meanwhile, EduCity Chief Operating Officer, Sugumaran Kailasan, reiterated that the EduCity Sports Complex that was opened in 2013, is a comprehensive world-class sporting venue which is ready to host international events in Iskandar Puteri.

Designed with multiple Olympic-standard courts, tracks and swimming pools, the Sports Complex has hosted various international events including the EduCity Sundown Marathon, the EduCity Duathlon Challenge, the NAZA National Rugby Sevens Series, the Iskandar Puteri Sevens, Iskarnival AKTIF and rock concerts, among other events.

JSBA President, Datuk Lee, said that the Challenge will serve as an ideal platform to unearth quality Johor talents and present a good training ground for the professional players in the run-up to the Malaysia Games or SUKMA XIX in Perak, this September.

“This is a critical milestone in the wider development of basketball in Johor,” said Datuk Lee as he expressed his appreciation to IIB for their support in hosting and sponsoring the Challenge event.

Datuk Ir. Kahiril Anwar Ahmad [4th from Left] and
Datuk Daniel Lee [5th from Right] with the men
and women Basketball 3-on-3 teams, at the event
Basketball enthusiasts can also look forward to two side events planned prior to the Challenge. They are a Referees’ Clinic on July 7 and a Basketball Clinic on July 13, for players aged 16 and below, both to be held at EduCity.

The Challenge event is co-sponsored by Gatorade, makers of isotonic drinks, Molten, the world’s most famous basketball brand and Pusat Pakaian Hari Hari, an apparel chain with 85 stores nationwide that will sponsor items like uniforms and jerseys.

To date, teams from almost all the districts in Johor have confirmed their participation. The Challenge is also open to non-Malaysians.

To register, send applications to Spotify at https://www.spotifyapp.com/jsba-3x3-basketball-challenge-2018/ or call JBE Hoops Station Skudai Parade on Tel: +607 – 5565370.

Entries may be submitted from now till July 7, 2018.

For more information on Iskandar Investment Berhad, visit website: www.iskandarinvestment.com

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