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SABA U-16 Qualifiers: India cruise past Maldives while Nepal lose to Bangladesh

News 03 Jul 2013, 23:34 IST
INDIA U16 Team (File Photo)

India’s U-16 basketball team (File Photo)

South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) giants India are always favourites to qualify from the SABA Zone to the FIBA Asia Basketball Championships and U-16 qualifiers is no exception.

The Indian U-16 boys team cruised past Maldives 95 – 50 in the opening match of the SABA U-16 qualifying round held at Dhaka, Bangladesh. One team will qualify from this event from SABA for the 3rd FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Men scheduled to be held at Tehran, Iran from 25 September to 4 October 2013.

In another match on the day, Nepal bowed down to Bangladesh 45 – 63.

Nepal will now face India while Maldives will face Bangladesh on 4 July 2013.

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