Tonight, FIBA has sent out a media release advising of a number of events that have been cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 virus.
The tournaments that effect our New Zealand teams include the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and the FIBA U16 Aisan Championships.
Basketball New Zealand will continue communicating with FIBA and we are awaiting further information about what the qualification process might be from here, if our teams are to compete for a spot in the U17 World Cup and the 3×3 event at the Olympics.
Player welfare and safety for our teams remains our priority and we will continue to follow guidance from health experts and FIBA.
Read the full FIBA media release here: http://www.fiba.basketball/news/changes-made-to-several-fiba-events-due-to-covid-19-virus