Preparations for 2023 FIBA World Cup unhampered by COVID-19 pandemic

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Even with the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) assured that its officials continue to prepare for the 2023 FIBA World Cup while at the safety of their homes.

Video conferences are held between SBP and FIBA/FIBA Asia/stakeholders such as Playing Venues/Hotels/Event Suppliers on various programs and projects, including but not limited to preparations for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup,” the organization said in a statement.

The Philippines will co-host the 2023 Basketball World Cup alongside Japan and Indonesia.

Aside from the next World Cup, SBP said that organizations also discuss the qualifiers for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup, which is set to resume on November, and plans to hold virtual basketball tournament games during the online video conferences under the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

Meanwhile, SBP, which indefinitely suspended its on-ground activities, events, and game, is looking into the possibility of conducting online basketball clinics amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SBP work for the benefit of the Philippine basketball is non-stop even during these challenging times brought about by COVID-19,” the sports association assured.

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