FIBA World Cup Board holds first meeting for 2023 showpiece event

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Posted at May 31 2020 01:06 PM

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Board, which includes SBP Chairman Emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, has met for the first time ahead of the organization's showpiece event. File photo.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Board, created to oversee the planning and make key strategic decisions ahead of the 32-team event, held its first meeting via video conference last week.

The meeting focused on the governance and management structure of the upcoming World Cup, as well as specifying the priorities for 2020, including financial strategies and finalizing the master plan for the organization's flagship event.

"We were all witness to an incredible event last year in China," said Richard Carrion, Chairman of the Board for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

"The next FIBA Basketball World Cup will be brought to another level in 2023, taking place in Asia across three countries," he added. "We are looking forward to the continued collaboration with these host nations."

The other members of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Board are: FIBA President Hamane Niang, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis and Central Board Members Manuel V. Pangilinan, Erick Thohir and Yuko Mitsuya.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023, and will be co-hosted by Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines.

The group phase will take place in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines, with the final phase set in the Philippine capital city of Manila.

It marks the first time in the competition's history that the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be staged in more than one country.

The qualification process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will include six windows over a 15-month period, starting from November 2021 to February 2023, with 80 national teams competing for a spot. 

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