Hosts Bangladesh win the title of SABA 3×3 Men’s Basketball Championship

Posted: April 18, 2014 in International NEWS
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Team Bangladesh (Champions of 1st SABA 3x3 Championship)

Team Bangladesh (Champions of 1st SABA 3×3 Championship)

Hosts Bangladesh are crowned the champions of the inaugural edition of South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) 3×3 Men’s Basketball Championship after it defeated Maldives 21 – 7 in their last match of the championship which was held at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Hosts defeated all the participating countries to lift the championship. They beat Bhutan 22 – 09, Sri Lanka 20 – 09, Nepal 20 – 18 and Maldives 21 – 09 en-route to lifting the first edition of the SABA 3×3 Men’s Basketball Championship.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka won silver and Nepal secured third position in the championship.

After India, Pakistan and Afghanistan pulled out of the championship, five countries of South Asia, Hosts Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka battled it out for 3×3 supremacy in the South Asia.

Below is the ranking after the championship

  1. Bangladesh (4 Win)
  2. Sri Lanka (3 Win 1 Loss)
  3. Nepal (2 Win 2 Loss)
  4. Maldives (1 Win 3 Loss)
  5. Bhutan (5 Loss)

Below is the complete results of the championship.

  • Game #1 Bangladesh 22 – 09 Bhutan
  • Game #2 Nepal 15 – 17 Sri Lanka
  • Game #3 Maldives 14 – 12 Bhutan
  • Game #4 Bangladesh 20 – 09 Sri Lanka
  • Game #5 Nepal 18 – 10 Maldives
  • Game #6 Sri Lanka 21 – 04 Bhutan
  • Game #7 Bangladesh 20 – 18 Nepal
  • Game #8 Sri Lanka 21 – Maldives 7
  • Game #9 Nepal 22 – Bhutan 06
  • Game #10 Bangladesh 21 – Maldives 09

South Asian Basketball Association (SABA); a FIBA ASIA affiliate, is the organizer of the first ever 3×3 SABA sub-zonal competition.

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