Cyberjaya, Malaysia: The FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup 2019 is all set to tip off in Cyberjaya, Malaysia from 22nd August. Strong teams have been announced by India in both the women and men divisions.
While the women’s team is ranked 14th in Asia, the men’s team is ranked 16th, placing both teams in the Qualifying Draw.
The Qualifying Draw will be held on 22nd August followed by the main competition on 23rd and 24th.
The relatively low rankings of India (below countries like Maldives, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand) can be put down to a lack of participation/emphasis by India towards this format.
Men’s Roster and Schedule
Women’s Roster and Schedule
The women’s campaign will begin against Maldives at 7:30 am (IST) on 22nd August, followed by a second game against Thailand at 8:30 am.
All the above eight players have already represented India in the 5×5 format, so they can be considered seasoned campaigners.
The Indian teams will need to top their Qualifying Draw pools in order to progress to the Main Draw.
While it is unclear if the Qualifying Draw will be live streamed, the Main Draw is expected to be streamed live on FIBA 3×3’s Youtube channel.