Basketball – FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: India set to take Jordan, Lebanon in Bengaluru

India is all set to take on Jordan and Lebanon in the FIBA World Cup Basketball in the men’s section to be played at Sri Kanteerava Indoor Basketball Courts, Bengaluru, on Feb.23 and 26 respectively.

India was drawn in Group C for First Round of 2019 World Cup’s Asian Qualifiers, along with Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

India’s first two qualifying games were against Lebanon which India lost 72-107 on November 23, 2017, in Lebanon. India lost 57-74 to Syria in Bengaluru on Nov.26, 2017.

Now India meets Jordan on Feb 23, 2018, and faces Lebanon on Feb.26, 2018, both matches being played at Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.

India plays Syria in Syria on June 28, 2018 and meet Jordan in Jordan on July 1, 2018 to complete their first round fixtures.

All four teams in group C have played two matches. Jordan has won both while Lebanon and Syria have lost one and won one match each. India has lost both games so far. Free entry for everyone for both the games.

The city of Bengaluru has now hosted three international FIBA events in the last calendar year. Just like the Women’s Asia Cup and the window-1 FIBA World Cup Qualifier game against Syria which drew huge crowds, it is expected that the upcoming matches too will be a big boost not just for the city but also the State and the country.

Indian team

Ravi Bhardwaj, Arvind Arumugam, Satnam Singh, Arshpreet Singh Bhullar, A. Aravind, P. Akilan, J. Justin, P. Jeevanantham, Yadwinder Singh, Joginder Singh, Amritpal Singh, Amjyot Singh. Head Coach – Rajinder Singh, Assistant Coaches – GRL Prasad and H. Lalding Sanga.

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