India to host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in July in Bengaluru
India will host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July, Basketball Federation of India announced.
The continental flagship tournament for women will be held here from July 23 to 29.
India has also been given another continental level tournament — the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship — which will be held from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad.
This will be the first time since 2009 that India will host a major FIBA (International Basketball Federation) event.
In 2009, the BFI was allotted the same two Championships — the 1st FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Girls in Pune and the 23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Chennai.
Fourteen teams will compete in both the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and the U-16 Women’s Asian Championship, with eight teams in Division A (which include new Oceania teams Australia and New Zealand) and six in lower Division B.
India is in Division B in both the Senior and U-16 events.