Bengaluru has been confirmed as the host city for the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Basketball, Division A.
The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2019, Division A, will take place from 24-29 September 2019 in Bengaluru, India, the world governing body for basketball has stated in a Press release.
The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2019, the 28th edition of the event, is split into two divisions, combining both the regions of Asia and Oceania. Japan, Australia China, Korea, Chinese Taipei, India, Philippines and New Zealand will compete in Division A.
The host of the Division B will be announced at a later date.
India has hosted other major Asian basketball events in the recent years. The East Indian city also hosted the previous FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in 2017 for both Division A and B. Japan beat heavy-favourites Australia in the Final to win their third straight FIBA Asia Cup title, while hosts India beat Kazakhstan in Division B, in front of a sellout crowd, resulting in their promotion to Division A.
Youth championships were also held in Bengaluru with both the FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship in 2017 and the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship in 2018.
The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has continuously displayed their efforts towards promoting basketball, especially women’s basketball, in the country over the years and hosting the Women’s Asia Cup is another big step in the same direction