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2014 SABA Basketball Championship: Team Maldives off to Kathmandu

The Maldives basketball squad has set off for Kathmandu, Nepal to participate in the 3rd SABA Basketball Championship for men.

Team Maldives after the farewell ceremony at Male

Team Maldives after the farewell ceremony at Male

The Maldives national basketball team is off to Kathmandu, Nepal to participate in the 3rd SABA Basketball Championship for men scheduled to be held from 13 May to 17 May 2014.

Below is Maldives’ squad list:

Players

Iliyas Ibrahim (C)
Ali Fazlee
Mohamed Xilaal
Ahmed Xabeer
Ahmed Firash
Ibrahim Rashwan
Zakariyya latheef
Afshan rashadh
Hussain Haleem 1
Hussain Haleem 2
Aiman Rashadh
Ahmed Aushan

Coach: Ibrahim Nahidh
Assistant coach: Ahmed Fayaz
Manager: Ibrahim
Association Representative:  Mr.Arif Riza (General Secretary of Maldives Basketball Association)
FIBA Commissioner: Mr. Mohamed Yamin

Five countries – hosts Nepal, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – are set to participate in the the biggest basketball event of South Asia.

SABA, the governing body of basketball in South Asia, is the organizer of the championship whereas Nepal Basketball Association, the governing body of basketball in Nepal, is the LOC of the championship.

The first edition of the championship was held in the Indian state of Assam in 2002 in which hosts India drubbed Bangladesh 139-34 to win the title. The second edition of the championship was held in January 2013 in Bangladesh with the hosts winning.

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