IOH and IBL Launch Basketball Talent Training Program to Schools in Five Cities


INDOSAT Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) continues its commitment to support the empowerment of Indonesia’s best youth and sports talent in basketball by launching the Basketball Talent Training Program to Schools in Five Cities. This program is a continuation of IOH’s participation as one of the main supporters of the 2022 Indonesian Basketball League (IBL), the highest professional basketball competition in the country.

The launch of the Basketball Talent Training Program to Schools in Five Cities was carried out directly in the middle of the IBL All Star 2022 event at the Basketball Hall Senayan, Central Jakarta, Thursday (31/3). A number of big names participated in the launch procession, including IBL President Director Junas Miradiarsyah and IOH President Director and CEO Vikram Sinha, who presented basketball as a symbol of the launch of the program to representatives from SMKN 53 Jakarta, witnessed by all basketball lovers in Indonesia.

President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Vikram Sinha said, “The dream of the young generation who will continue to excel requires continuous support from all parties. Through the launch of the Basketball Talent Training Program to Schools in Five Cities, we want to create a sustainable basketball ecosystem so that Indonesia has great basketball athletes in the future. With the spirit of United for Indonesia, hopefully what we do can be an inspiration for other parties to take an active role in advancing sports in Indonesia.”

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The Basketball Talents to Schools Training Program will bring IBL star players to selected schools in five cities of the IOH regional office to provide short training to become basketball athletes or professional basketball players.

In addition, IOH will provide facilities and renovate the school’s basketball court to support further student training. This is in line with IOH’s mission to connect and empower the Indonesian people, including the nation’s young generation.

Appreciation was also conveyed by IBL President Director Junas Miradiarsyah, at the launch of the Basketball Talent Training Program to Schools in Five Cities.

“IOH has consistently supported the IBL 2022 competition and is now taking part in schools to promote this sport, so that Indonesia has talents who are ready to make the nation proud in bigger events in the future,” he said. (RO/OL-1)