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Third edition of the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Basketball Championship for Men is scheduled to start from 13 May to 17 May 2014 at Kathmandu, Nepal.

Below is the fixtures of the championship.

(Time is local Nepal Time)

13 May 2014

  • Nepal vs Maldives (2:10 PM)
  • Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (5 PM)

14 May 2014

  • Sri Lanka vs Nepal (2:10 PM)
  • Bangladesh vs India (5 PM)

15 May 2015

  • India vs Sri Lanka (2:10 PM)
  • Maldives vs Bangladesh (5 PM)

16 May 2014

  • India vs Nepal (2:10 PM)
  • Sri Lanka vs Maldives (5 PM)

17 May 2014

  • Maldives vs India (11 AM)
  • Nepal vs Bangladesh (2:10 PM)
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The stage is all set at Colombo, the capitol city of Sri Lanka for the 3rd FIBA ASIA U16 Championship for Women scheduled to be held from 23rd to 30th November 2013.

Total of 12 teams are qualified to participate in the third edition of the championship which will be played in the two levels. Following are the teams qualified for the championship.

LEVEL I

  1. China (CHN)
  2. Chinese Taipei (TPE)
  3. India (IND)
  4. Japan (JPN)
  5. Korea (KOR)
  6. Malaysia (MAS)

LEVEL II

  1. Hong Kong (HKG)
  2. Jordan (JOR)
  3. Kazakhstan (KAZ)
  4. Sri Lanka (SRI)
  5. Indonesia (INA)
  6. Thailand (THA)

The 12 teams are divided into two Levels – the elite Level I and the qualifying Level II. Each team will play all the other teams in their Level in the Preliminary Round. The top four teams from Level I will qualify for the Semifinals.

This is the first time that Sri Lanka is hosting a FIBA Asia event. The top three teams from the 3rd FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women will represent FIBA Asia in the 2014 FIBA World U17 Championship for Women which will be played at Bratislava (Slovak Republic) from July 10-July 20, 2014.

FIBA ASIA U16 Trophy

FIBA ASIA U16 Trophy

Japan are the defending champions of the championship. Japan and Korea represented FIBA Asia at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Japan finished fourth, while Korea finished 9th. Two of the Japanese players – Yunika Nakamura and Evelyn Mawuli went on to make the All Stars team for the tournament.

China were the Champions of the inaugural FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women at Pune (India) in 2009 and then went on to win the bronze medal at the inaugural 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in France.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

PRELIMINARY ROUND

  • 23/11/2013: L II Kazakhstan VS Thailand
  • 23/11/2013: L II Indonesia VS Jordan
  • 23/11/2013: L I Japan VS India
  • 23/11/2013: L I Ch. Taipei VS Malaysia
  • 23/11/2013: L I Korea VS China
  • 23/11/2013: L II Hong Kong VS Sri Lanka
  • 24/11/2013: L II Kazakhstan VS Hong Kong
  • 24/11/2013: L II Thailand VS Indonesia
  • 24/11/2013: L I Ch. Taipei VS Japan
  • 24/11/2013: L I China VS India
  • 24/11/2013: L I Malaysia VS Korea
  • 24/11/2013: L II Jordan VS Sri Lanka
  • 25/11/2013: L II Hong Kong VS Jordan
  • 25/11/2013: L II Indonesia VS Kazakhstan
  • 25/11/2013: L I Japan VS China
  • 25/11/2013: L I Korea VS Ch. Taipei
  • 25/11/2013: L I India VS Malaysia
  • 25/11/2013: L II Sri Lanka VS Thailand
  • 26/11/2013: L II Indonesia VS Hong Kong
  • 26/11/2013: L II Thailand VS Jordan
  • 26/11/2013: L I Korea VS Japan
  • 26/11/2013: L I Malaysia VS China
  • 26/11/2013: L I Ch. Taipei VS India
  • 26/11/2013: L II Kazakhstan VS Sri Lanka
  • 27/11/2013: L II Thailand VS Hong Kong
  • 27/11/2013: L II Jordan VS Kazakhstan
  • 27/11/2013: L I Malaysia VS Japan
  • 27/11/2013: L I India VS Korea
  • 27/11/2013: L I China VS Ch. Taipei
  • 27/11/2013: L II Sri Lanka VS Indonesia

FINAL ROUND

  • 29/11/2013: SF1 Level I # 2 VS Level I # 3
  • 29/11/2013: SF2 Level I #1 VS Level I #4
  • 30/11/2013: 3/4 PLC Loser SF1 VS Loser SF2
  • 30/11/2013: Final Winner SF1 VS Winner SF2

27th_FIBA_Asia_ChampionshipNepal went down to SABA Giant India 26 – 109 in the opening match of the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) qualifiers for 27th FIBA ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP for MEN, here at Thyagraj Indoor Stadium in the Indian capitol, New Delhi.

Nepal and India National Basketball team: PHOTO CREDITS: Gopalakrishnan R

Nepal and India National Basketball team: PHOTO CREDITS: Gopalakrishnan R

Nepal without the regular 3 National team players including the skipper Shooting Guard Sadish Pradhan, Centre Bikram Joshi and Power Forward Binod Maharjan, was no match for the SABA giant India. The three players are most probably the best 3 players currently in Nepal.

Nepal team

India lead Nepal 24-8 at the end of the first quarter while Nepal were down to India 61-12 at the halftime. It was a one way traffic from India and there was no way coming back to Nepal in the game.

Narender Kumar Grewal, Joginder Singh and Amritpal Singh were the top scorers for India with 14 points each in the one-sided encounter  while Sushil Gurung and Sanjay Byanjankar scored nine and seven points, respectively, for Nepal.

Afghanistan play Nepal Monday while India take on Afghanistan in the final match Tuesday.