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FIBA appoints Jordanian as Asia Cup delegate

Fiba technical delegate, Fadi Al-Sabah. (Photo: FIBA)
Fiba technical delegate, Fadi Al-Sabah. (Photo: FIBA)
AMMAN — The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has appointed head of the Aramex Riyadi Club, Fadi Al-Sabah, as a technical delegate for the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup-final qualifiers; to be hosted by Jordan between June 12 and June 14.اضافة اعلان

Sabah will be joined by Tunisian, Munir bin Suleiman, as the two are set to oversee Group E and Group F matches in the Asian qualifiers, which will take place in the Kingdom.

In addition to Jordan, Group F comprises Palestine, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka, while Group E comprises Syria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran. The third-window games are to be held at the Prince Hamzah Hall in Al-Hussein Youth City, where a health bubble system will be put in place to protect players. 

Jordan will kick off its qualifier run on June 12 with a faceoff against Palestine, before meeting Kazakhstan for a match on June 13 and concluding with a second one against Palestine on June 14. FIBA has yet to schedule Sri Lanka’s matches. 

Jordan has yet to reserve a spot at the 2021 Asia Cup finals, with four matches remaining under the second and third windows of the qualifiers. To do so, the national team will have to win against both Palestine and Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is currently leading Group F (9 pts.) as a result of four wins and a loss, followed by Palestine (6 pts.) from two losses and two wins; Sri Lanka comes in third with (5pts.) after sustaining five losses, whereas our national team is in fourth (4 pts.) after winning twice.  

In Group F, Syria will face Saudi Arabia and Qatar will play against Iran on June 12. On June 14, Saudi will clash with Iran, and Syria with Qatar. 

The FIBA Asia Cup will be held between August 17 and August 29 in Indonesia. 

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