Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

SBP looks forward to hosting as two nations pull out of FIBA Asia Cup

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is grateful to the Philippine Sports Commission and the Department of Health for allowing the country to host the final window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.

The final window will be held in Clark, Pampanga from June 16 to 20 with Quest Hotel serving as lodging host while the AUF Sports & Cultural Center hosting the games.

“The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas thanks the IATF for approving our hosting of the final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers from June 16 to 20 in Clark, Pampanga,” said SBP president Al Panlilio.

“We extend our appreciation to PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez and Deputy Chief Implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 Vince Dizon for all their help throughout this process.”

Arriving in the country are teams from Groups A, B, and C.

Gilas, South Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand compose Group A, Group B consists of Chinese-Taipei, Japan, Malaysia, and China while C has Australia, New Zealand, Guam, and Hong Kong.

However, Malaysia and New Zealand have pulled out of the event as early as January, citing health concerns.

Australia, meanwhile, is looking to back out as well.

For its part, the federation has assured the participants that safety will be of utmost priority during the event.

“The SBP has been working with FIBA, government agencies, and other partners to ensure a successful and, more importantly, a safe bubble.

We’re looking forward to hosting our friends from Groups A, B, and C and showing them the kind of hospitality that the Philippines is known for,” he said.

#ReadMore  Gilas Women's 3x3 suffer heartbreaker at Thailand's hands to close out SEAG elims

This will be the country’s first hosting of an international event. The result of the hosting will pave the way for future events for the calendar year.

“The SBP knows that Filipino basketball fans have waited a long time for this and we’re just as excited as they are to have international basketball in our country again.”

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

During the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, there were two young players who manned the point guard position. These were SJ Belangel and RJ...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Jimmy Alapag has been part of the Gilas Pilipinas program for the better part of the 2010s. Having played in the FIBA World Cup...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

The tune-up match between Gilas Pilipinas and Team Dragon (China) on Wednesday will be treated as a real game. Table officials and Samahang Basketbol...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Carl Tamayo was one of the 13 Gilas players training inside the AUF Sports & Cultural Gym in Pampanga, Tuesday morning. He was still...

DOTA 2

Almost a year of preparation was put to waste as the Swedish government denied Valve’s request to reclassify The International 10 as an elite...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Cage luminary Ramon Fernandez tipped his hat to the youth-laden Gilas Pilipinas for a remarkable campaign in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. The...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

After a day off, Gilas Pilipinas returned to the AUF Sports & Cultural Center Tuesday morning with 13 men. Jaydee Tungcab was the second...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Isaac Go feels extremely proud that Gilas Pilipinas managed to defy the odds when it beat South Korea twice in the 2021 FIBA Asia...

Advertisement