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October 2017
Zoran Visic (IND)
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India basketball growth will be aided by hosting FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship

BENGALURU (FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship 2017) - India preparing hard for the FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship 2017, knowing that a successful hosting will boost the growth of the game.

and Secretary General Chander Mukhi Sharma provided the details of FIBA’s flagship event for upcoming Asian women’s basketball.

"We are excited to make the FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship as big a success as the previous tournament. We do believe that hosting events of such magnitude acts as a catalyst in our overall effort to develop basketball in India."BFI President K Govindaraj.BFI President K Govindaraj.

Traditional Asian powerhouses like Japan, Korea, China and Chinese Taipei will contend for the crown in Division A, but newcomers Australia and New Zealand are certain to up the level of competition, too.

India are in Division B and will need to be the best team there to get promoted back into Division A. They are hopeful that things will go their way, though, especially with decorated Serbia mentor Zoran Visic taking the helm. Sri Lanka, Nepal and Iran are joining the hosts in Group A of Division B.

The FIBA U16 Women's Asia Championship will be held from 22 to 28 October at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium and the Koramangala Indoor Stadium. This is the second time India are hosting this competition after the first FIBA U16 Women’s Asia Championship was also held in Pune back in 2009.

The top four teams from Division A will qualify for the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 to be played in Minsk, Belarus.