Bengaluru, Apr 15: Four senior members of the Indian basketball team (Amjyot Singh Gill, Amritpal Singh, Yadwinder Singh, and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi) have been invited by the National Basketball League (NBL), the professional basketball league of Australia, to participate in the NBL Draft combine.
A total of 80 players are expected to participate in the combine that will take place on 17th and 18th of April at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
As standard practice, players participating in the NBL Draft Combine must pay an entry fee of AUD $250. However, this fee has been waived off for all the four invited Indian players.
Under the new rules of the NBL, the players belonging to the countries of the FIBA Asia zone would be given a separate spot that would not take up any of the three spots reserved for the foreign players.
This move has been made to attract the top Asian talents and ensure that they consider the NBL as a serious destination to ply their trade.