Sydney:Australia’s Sydney will host the 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup (Division A) from June 26 to July 2, the Australian state government of New South Wales (NSW) confirmed on Wednesday.
This will mark the second consecutive year that Sydney welcomes international teams and fans to its shores, after successfully hosting the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in September last year.
“The 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will see the region’s leading basketball nations battle it out for gold at Sydney Olympic Park and give Sydney’s passionate basketball fans the chance to again get behind the Opals,” NSW Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said in a statement.
“This year’s FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will include a likely eye-watering rematch between world No. 2 and world No. 3, China and Australia,” the minister added.
Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Matt Scriven said this will be the first time Australia has hosted the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup.
“We’re incredibly honored that the best basketballers from across our region will make their way to Sydney to compete on our home soil,” Scriven said.
According to the FIBA Regional Office – Asia, South Korea is the all-time leader in Women’s Asia Cups with 12 titles, followed by China’s 11.
The 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Division B will be held later from August 13-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.