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04/03/2020
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Changes made to several FIBA events due to COVID-19 virus

MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA has decided, after careful consideration, to change several events due to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 virus.

FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualification Tournament postponed

The FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualification Tournament, which was scheduled to be held in Bengaluru, India, from March 18 to 22, 2020, has been postponed.
 
FIBA is now working in close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, on the best solution possible in the circumstances, considering that this tournament needs to take place before the FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic Qualifier Tournament scheduled to be played in Budapest, Hungary, from April 24 to 26, 2020.

FIBA 3x3 Asia Cups rescheduled

The FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2020 in Changsha, China, from May 13 to 17, 2020, has been rescheduled to September 9 to 13, 2020. Also, the FIBA 3x3 U17 Asia Cup in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, from June 4 to 7, 2020, has been rescheduled to October 8 to 11, 2020.

FIBA U16 Asian Championships cancelled

The FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon, from April 5 to 12, 2020, has been cancelled. Furthermore, the FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship 2019 in Canberra, Australia, from April 5 to 10, 2020, has also been cancelled. 

Basketball Africa League start postponed

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal. More information is available here

FIBA will continue to monitor the situation closely and will not hesitate to implement any further measures should they be required.

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