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Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani re-elected as FIBA Asia President in Zone Assembly

BENGALURU (India) - Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani was re-elected as President of FIBA Asia for a third term by the General Assembly of the member federations in Bengaluru India on Sunday.  This makes  Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani the third elected member of the FIBA Central Board for 2019-2023 cycle after Burton Shipley, the re-elected President of FIBA Oceania and Turgay Demirel, the re-elected President of FIBA Europe.

The Zone Assembly also elected the new board members:

Mr. Yao Ming (Chairman)
Mr. Akram Halabi (1st vice president)
Mr. Alfredo Panlilo (2nd vice president)
Mr. Abhijit Sarker (Chairman Finance Committee)
Ms. Xu Lan (member of gender in minority)

The above elected members join the FIBA Executive Director - Asia Mr. Hagop Khajirian and the 6 sub-zone representatives to the board.

The sub-zone representatives are: Mr. Pan Yul (EABA), Mr. Erick Tohir (SEABA), Mr. K Govindraj (SABA), Mr. Jalal Makrach (WABA),  Mr. Dimash Dosanov (CABA) and Abdellatif Al Nuaimi (GBA).

"I want to thank you all for the support. I will do my best serving basketball and my continent,"  said the re-elected Al Thani. "I want to also congratulate the newly elected board members.

"I also want to thank the Basketball Federation of India and its president, Govindraj, for hosting this assembly in his beloved city of Bengaluru."

FIBA President Horacio Muratore, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, and FIBA Executive Director - Asia Hagop Khajirian were all present at the Zone Assembly. 

Secretary General Andreas Zagklis congratulated Al Thani: "I want to congratulate Sheikh Al Saud for his re-election as president of FIBA Asia. We are confident that he will continue the great work he has done for basketball in Asia." 

"I would like to thank everybody and especially Basketball Federation of India for their great effort to deliver the General Assembly this year and look forward to working with our new Board for the benefit of basketball in our continent."  Khajirian said.

The 2014-2019 FIBA Asia Assembly Report was presented to the Congress and highlighted the key achievements and the strategic plans for the term 2019-2023.