Opening Governor’s Cup Basketball League, Anies Hopes New Seeds of Basketball Can Grow

DKI Jakarta GOVERNOR Anies Baswedan opened the 2022 Governor’s Cup Basketball League organized by the DKI Jakarta Youth and Sports Office in collaboration with the DKI Jakarta All Indonesia Basketball Association (Perbasi), at Soemantri Brodjonegoro Sports Center, Setiabudi, South Jakarta, on Thursday (31/3) .

The purpose of this championship is to find the seeds of superior basketball athletes from amateur clubs in DKI Jakarta. The tournament was attended by around 42 basketball clubs throughout DKI Jakarta.

Anies said the event could be a momentum in preparing Indonesia to host the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Moreover, Jakarta, as one of the venues for the international event, must also prepare itself to become the epicenter of basketball at national and international levels.

« We have to prepare ourselves that Jakarta must be able to become the epicenter of basketball at the international level. With this league, it is hoped that it will build a climate in the community regarding the interest and sustainability of basketball in Jakarta, » said Anies.

Anies hopes that, through this activity, they can develop the potential of young basketball players, then later when they become professionals, they can host domestically and become charming guests on the international stage.

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« I express my gratitude to the managers of the (basketball) clubs in Jakarta. Thank you for helping and fostering our children, to grow their potential. They can fill their time and this very useful activity, « added Anies.

« Thank you to Perbasi, KONI, and all parties involved. Because this was done in a relatively short time, the requirements are relatively fast, and can run well. I also express my appreciation to Bank DKI for sponsoring this activity, » he continued.

The Head of the Jakarta Youth and Sports Agency Achmad Firdaus explained that the 2022 Governor’s Cup Basketball League championship will be held until June 26, 2022 at three arenas, namely GOR Soemantri Brojonegoro (Opening and Closing), South Jakarta Youth Center, and North Jakarta Youth Center. elimination round.

« The match will be held every Saturday and Sunday with a note that in the month of Ramadan it will be held at night, starting at 19.00 until finished, » concluded Achmad Firdaus. (RO/OL-7)