Heavy rains drive cancellation of first day of FIBA Asian U-18 basketball championship

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Heavy rains that lashed the town right here have pressured the cancellation of play on the primary day of the FIBA Asian U-18 ladies’s basketball championship (Division-A) on the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium right here on Monday. India was scheduled to tackle Australia, ranked two on the earth.

The 24-odd rooms of the Indoor Stadium, too, had been affected by the rain. Organisers are working exhausting to make sure matches begin on time on Tuesday.

Okay. Govindaraj and Chander Mukhi Sharma, President and Secretary of the Basketball Federation of India, respectively inspected the venue.

A launch from FIBA (the world basketball physique) mentioned: “The video games on the FIBA u-18 Girls’s Asian Championship Division A on Sept. 5 might be rescheduled as a consequence of heavy rain within the space on the day past inflicting leaks within the competitors venue. The video games might be performed on Sept. 6.”

Nevertheless, Division-B matches had been held at Koramangala.

The outcomes:

Div.-B: Mongolia 68 (Namuundari Namkhainyambuu 16, Bolor Erdene Battsooj 21) bt Hong Kong 37.

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