Bengaluru to host FIBA ​​U18 Asian Women’s Championship – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BENGALURU: The International Basketball Federation’s FIBA ​​is set to host the FIBA ​​U18 Asian Women’s Championship at Sree Kanteerva and Koramangala Indoor Stadiums in Bengaluru from September 5-11.

Participants from no less than 16 countries will take part in the event. Speaking to the media, Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports Dr. Narayana Gowda said preparations are on track and full assistance is being provided to the Basketball Federation of India.

Talking about the success of Khelo India in the city, he expected the same with this event. While Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Bengaluru would become the hub of basketball, the minister said full support was being provided to ensure the same and the government planned to achieve this within the next five coming years.

He also added that events like Khelo India and the FIBA ​​Championship will go a long way towards achieving the same goal. The championship will be played in two divisions – A and B.

The participating countries in Division A are India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Australia and New Zealand. Hong Kong, Jordan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Samoa and Thailand are in Division B. Division A matches will be held at Sree Kanteerva Indoor Stadium and Division B matches will take place at the Koramangala indoor stadium. The top four teams in the championship will qualify for the FIBA ​​U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup to be held in Madrid in July 2023.

BENGALURU: The International Basketball Federation‘s FIBA ​​is set to host the FIBA ​​U18 Asian Women’s Championship at Sree Kanteerva and Koramangala Indoor Stadiums in Bengaluru from September 5-11. Participants from no less than 16 countries will take part in the event. Speaking to the media, Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports Dr. Narayana Gowda said preparations are on track and full assistance is being provided to the Basketball Federation of India. Talking about the success of Khelo India in the city, he expected the same with this event. While Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Bengaluru would become the hub of basketball, the minister said full support was being provided to ensure the same and the government planned to achieve this within the next five coming years. He also added that events like Khelo India and the FIBA ​​Championship will go a long way towards achieving the same goal. The championship will be played in two divisions – A and B. The countries participating in Division A are India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Australia and New Zealand. Hong Kong, Jordan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Samoa and Thailand are in Division B. Division A matches will be held at Sree Kanteerva Indoor Stadium and Division B matches will take place at the Koramangala indoor stadium. The top four teams in the championship will qualify for the FIBA ​​U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup to be held in Madrid in July 2023.

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