Street ball League, India's first semi-professional 3-on-3 league, is an idea from the sibling duo of Rannvijay Singha and Harman Singha that's come to life.
The league boasts of 12 men's teams and four women's teams.
The owners of the teams in this league are celebrities from different walks of life like actor Esha Gupta, dancer and choreographer Melvin Louis, Sana Khan, comedian Gursimran Khamba, former Miss India Universe Simran Kaur Mundi, MTV VJs Varun Sood and Divya Aggarwal and few entrepreneurs with team names like Hot Steppers, Dunk Vipers, Flying Panther, Hoop Heads, Old School Ballers etc.
Over the past few days, the league released the rosters for all 16 teams (men and women).
Here's how the 12 men's team stack up after the auction on July 21st:
|Team Name -||Bay City Bombers||Flying Panthers||Dunk Vipers||Hoop Heads|
|Team Owner -||Arjun Dhanda||Simran Kaur Mundi||Varun Sood & Divya Agarwal||Esha Gupta & Devarsh Thaker|
|All-Star -||Stuart Dacosta||Fardeen Khan||Varun Sood||Eban Hyams|
|Manikuttan Nair||Kshaunish Kapoor||Prashant Das||Yash Shetty|
|Abhilash Vana||Sayam Deb||Akash Patil||Atul Yadav|
|Ajit Dhillon||Mahesh Dhotre||Karan Singh||Aiyaz Shaikh|
|Ashish Pujari||Prankur Mishra||Bob Valy||Vinit Selvaraj|
|Joel Fialho||Amit Kumar||Kushal Shah||Melvin Rego|
|Gurtej Singh Aulakh||Tushar Balande||Anmol Chopra||Darshan Mehta|
The highest bids in the men's auction was received by four players - Pradeep Singh (Melvin Louis's team Hot Steppers), Kshaunish Kapoor (Simran Mundi's Flying panthers), Paras Patil (Sana Khan's Face Spartans), and Sayyed Yousuf (Rohit Lokareddy's South side warriors).
|Team Name -||Hot Steppers||Face Spartans||Old School Ballers||Buzzer Beaters|
|Team Owner -||Melvin Louis||Sana Khan||Hemant Manglani||Gursimran Khamba|
|All-Star -||Sachin Rao||Melvin Louis||Dhruv Barman||Sameer Qureshi|
|Pradeep Singh||Paras Patil||Jian Johnson||Vinay Kothari|
|Tejas Khivsare||Rahul Patil||Ashish Pawar||Vishal Rathee|
|Punnet Chandra||Pratik Kangralkar||Nitin Govindraj||Aqib Khan|
|Yogesh Jadoun||Krishnan Mahadevan||Ulhas KS||Dhaval Soni|
|Jaisingh Rathod||Durrani Faraaz||Parth Sharma||Mohsin Shaikh|
|Shubham Jaiswal||Danesh Razvi||Saurabh Nishar||Kumar Jagani|
As per the league's official release, Season 1 is set to tip-off near the end of September.
|Team Name -||Three Pointers||Southside Warriors||Bandra Brawlers||Shooting Stars|
|Team Owner -||Ajay & Naresh Naik||Rohit Lokareddy||Chirag & Rishabh Pahuja||Sudhir Vashist & Vivek Krishna|
|All-Star -||Loveneet Singh||Arvind Krishna||Sowkin Shetty||Kaif Zia|
|Saurabh Badaya||Sayeed Yousuf||Sarabjeet Singh||Pratik Bhadalekar|
|Prabhat Das||Ankit Uchilkar||Sorav Singha||Ashish Briggs|
|Arjun Yadav||Dharmendra Tripathi||Shiv Dang||Owais Alphonso|
|Sagar Fernandes||Dinesh Kumar||Ashutosh Rai||Gaurav Daryani|
|Mearaj Shaikh||Rohit Lokareddy||Samraaj Sandhu||Joel Vincent|
|Sylvan Desmond||Prabhu Maspog||Mihir Date||Nikhil Montero|
Street Ball League's initial tryouts were only announced for men but the response they received from the female ballers, prompted the league to hold a tryout for the women.
Here are rosters for each of the four women's teams.
|Team Name -||Face Spartans||Playmakers||Hoop Heads||Hot Steppers|
|Team Owner -||Sana Khan||Akash Menon||Esha Gupta & Devarsh Thaker||Melvin Louis|
|Sanjana Pinto||Priyanka Vengurlekar||Neha Shahu||Kamini Toprani|
|Maithili||Ashwini Hiremath||Sakshi Kotiar||Anshika Kanojia|
|Rachael Netia||Pooja Ajmera||Tanvi Dabhade||Carina Menezes|
|Roshni Patro||Namrata Mehta||Colleen Martins||Zenaida Pereira|
|Shweta Powar||Ayotakshee Roy||Janaki Subramaniam||Pinakin Surve|
|Kenny Susan||Maya Gurung||Saachia Nathan||Rahi|
As per the league's official release, Carina Menezes of the Hot Steppers received the highest bids at the league's auction among women. She was followed up by Sanjana Pinto, who was bid for the Face Spartans, owned by Sana Khan.