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17 February, 2020
28 August, 2021
05/02/2020
Press Release
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FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers game between China and Malaysia postponed until further notice

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - Due to the current situation concerning the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the FIBA Regional Office - Asia has taken the decision to postpone the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers game between China and Malaysia, which was previously scheduled on 24 February, to another date.

 The decision is made in line with the advancement of efforts from the World Health Organization (WHO) as they continue to investigate the global health emergency of the novel coronavirus, with the safety of all sides involved from participants to fans taken into consideration as the primary priority.

The rescheduled date of the game between China and Malaysia will be announced later.

The game between China and Japan which will take place in Chiba Port Arena in Japan on 21 February will continue to be played as originally scheduled.

Last week FIBA’s Executive Committee also  decided to swap some of the host teams for the following Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers games

The first game between Hong Kong and Guam will now be played in Guam on February 20, 2020.

The first game between Hong Kong and Australia will now be played in Australia on February 23, 2020.

FIBA and its Regional Office in Asia will continue to monitor the situation closely and will not hesitate to implement any further measures or precautions should they be required.

FIBA