Japan, 12thJanuary, 2023: World of Krida Private Limited, a multi-sport franchise owning company, today announced their fourth 3X3 Basketball team, Toronto Patriots for the FIBA 3×3 backed 3×3.EXE Super Premier Basketball League. The 3×3.EXE Super Premier basketball league’s inaugural edition will tip-off at the Xebio Arena Sendai, Japan. The league will be held at Japan on 13th & 14th January 2024, Thailand on 10th & 11th February, 2024, Australia on 24th & 25th February, 2024 and the finals in Japan on 17th March, 2024. The league will see Toronto Patriots along with two other top level international 3×3 teams, Lausanne and Sajmiste Serbia play the tournament as Guest Teams (invitation). The winners and runner-up from the 3×3.EXE Super Premier 2024 finals will qualify for the 2024 FIBA 3×3 World Tour and the winners of each round will book a spot at the 2024 FIBA 3×3 Challengers respectively.
All the matches of 3×3.EXE Super Premier Basketball League can be streamed LIVE on the 3×3.EXE OFFICIAL YouTube Channel.
Toronto Patriots team will see pro Indian origin ballers like Inderbir Singh Gill and Bikramjit Gill from USA and Canada respectively take on the court with their teammates Blaz Cresnar and Mark Berlic of Slovenia.
Parina Suresh Parekh, Co-owner of Toronto Patriots and CEO of World of Krida said, “3×3 basketball is dear to us. After Zagreb Patriots, Mumbai Patriots and Udon Thani Patriots, my heart swells with pride as we expand the Patriots universe to North America with Toronto Patriots. To be invited as a guest to the prestigious 3×3.EXE Super Premier League along with two of the best 3X3 teams in the world is a moment that we will cherish forever. 3X3 is now an Olympic sport and competitions like these not only help the franchise but even the players to rise up the ranks collecting crucial points that enable their goal to represent their country in the global competition. I am confident that we will make the most from the opportunity and aim #ForTheGlory.”
Member of the Toronto Patriots squad Bikramjit Gill also represented and won the Bronze medal for the Canadian National Team at the Commonwealth Games 2022 said, “Basketball has always played a huge part in my life, my dad represented the Indian National team back in his days, and I am fortunate enough to carry that legacy forward. Being a part of Toronto Patriots feels like representing home with pride in the oldest 3×3 basketball league. The entire team has a really good rapport and I just hope we can be amongst the top and give a tough fight to other teams.”
Dream Basketball Academy (DBA) and S4A have come onboard with Toronto Patriots as the Training and Facility Partner (Hyderabad) and Apparel Partner respectively.
The scheduled matches for Toronto Patriots in 3×3.EXE Super Premier 2024 in Round 1: Sendai, Japan are as follows:
Day 1: 13th Jan, 2024
– 1st Match: 9:55 AM IST
– 2nd Match: 1:25 PM IST
Day 2: 14th Jan, 2024
– 3rd Match: 9:40 AM IST Onwards
Amongst their other World of Krida owned franchises are Pune 7 Aces from the Premier Badminton League, Rajasthan Patriots in the Premier Handball League, Jaipur Patriots in Ultimate Table Tennis League and Punjab Patriots in Tennis Premier League. World of Krida also owns Chicago Patriots that competes in the United States Premier League, the T20 cricket league played in USA. They are also actively involved in the fast-paced world of 3X3 basketball, with the ownership of Mumbai Patriots, Udon Thani Patriots and Zagreb Patriots in the 3BL leagues in India, Thailand, and Croatia respectively.
About Toronto Patriots:
“Toronto Patriots is a franchisee of the 3×3.EXE Premier League. Owned by World of Krida Private Limited, Toronto Patriot aims to fight #ForTheGlory. Representing the happening city of Canada, the Patriots squad is a healthy mix of national and international players who are ready to script history for 3×3 basketball – the newest Olympic sport embark the journey for the sport to a never seen before destination.
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