India to host FIBA Women's Asia Cup basketball tournament
By Our Correspondent, 06/02/2017, New Delhi

India will host FIBA Women's Asia Cup basketball tournament at Bengaluru in July. Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President K Govindaraj said the continental flagship tournament for women will be hled from July 23 to 29. India has also been given another continental level tournament-the FIBA U-16 Women's Asian Championship - which will be held from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad.

This will be the first time since 2009 that India will host a major FIBA (International Basketball Federation) event. In 2009, the BFI was allotted the same two Championships- the 1st FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Girls in Pune and the 23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Chennai.

Fourteen teams will compete in both the FIBA Women's Asia Cup and the U-16 Women's Asian Championship, with eight teams in Division A and six in lower Division B. India is in Division B in both the Senior and U-16 events.Govindaraj also announced that a national league for men will be held later this year.