Nepali U16 team is ready to roar at Dhaka in the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) qualifiers for the 3rd FIBA ASIA U16 Championship for Men which is all set to start today at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Four teams – Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and India – will compete in the qualifying round to be held in round robin format. The winner of this qualifying event will be qualified to participate in the 3rd FIBA ASIA U16 Championship for Men scheduled to be held at Tehran, Iran from 25 September to 4 October 2013.
Keshang Thokya Thakuri is the captain of the Nepal team while Saugat Singh Baniya is the vice-captain. Ajay Kunwar, Anish Magar, Sohrat Shah, Suraj Lama, Sujan Century, Denjo Gurung, Prayus Shrestha, Chhewang Jhankri, Sandesh Tamang and Sudip Acharya are the other members of the squad. Subrat Rajopadhaya is the Manager of the Nepali team while Biku Maharjan and Prem Sundar Hona are the coach and assistant coach. FIBA referee Raj Kumar Maharjan will referee matches during the qualifiers.
July 3, 2013: India vs Maldives (6 PM) / Nepal vs Bangladesh (7:30 PM)
July 4, 2013: Nepal vs India (4 PM) / Bangladesh vs Maldives (5:30 PM)
July 5, 2013: Nepal vs Maldives (4 PM) / India vs Bangladesh (5:30 PM)