FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023: Schedule, fixtures, results, India squad and live streaming details
The competition will serve as a qualifier for next year’s FIBA U-17 World Cup.
The FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023 is scheduled to commence from September 17 to 24. It will be the seventh edition of the U-16 Basketball Championship in the International Basketball Federation’s FIBA Asia zone. The tournament will be held in AL-GHARAFA Basketball Hall in Doha, Qatar. It will serve as a qualifier for the 2024 FIBA Under-17 World Cup in Turkey. This is the second straight year in which Qatar is hosting this U-16 event.
The FIBA U-16 Asian Championship is an esteemed international Basketball competition held in the regions of Asia and Oceania. This tournament showcases the skills and talents of young boys’ national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation’s FIBA Asia Zone, the governing body for Basketball in this continent.
Since its inception, the tournament has been organized biennially, serving as platform to foster excellence among participating teams in Asia Zone. It was not organized in 2019 & 2021 due to covid-19 pandemic in Asia.
The tournament has been won by three different national teams. China has been the most dominant team in the history of the Asian Championship, clinching the title a total of three times. The Chinese Boys have consistently showcased their power and speed on the court, earning them a reputation as one of the powerhouses of Basketball in Asia. While Australia have won the title two times & South Korea has won the title once.
Australia are the reigning Champions having secured their second title at the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2022 which was also held in Doha, Qatar.
When and where will the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023 take place?
The seventh edition of the competition will take place in Doha from 17-24 September. This marks the second time in a row that the tournament will be held in the capital of Qatar.
There are total of 16 nations including hosts Qatar in this year Championship. The list of teams are — Qatar (Host), Australia, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, South Korea, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon.
FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023 Groups
Pool A: Australia, India, Lebanon, Sri Lanka
Pool B: Iran, Japan, Qatar (Host), Saudi Arabia
Pool C: New Zealand, South Korea, Bahrain, Jordan
Pool D: China, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Malaysia
India’s best performance in FIBA U-16 Asian Championship
Indian Basketball team have participated in all the editions of Continental Championship so far. Their best ever performance came in previous edition in 2022, where young hoopsters created history be securing fifth Spot. Their next best performance came in their debut season in 2009 and 2011 when they secured 10th spot.
India’s squad for FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023
Lavish (Captain), Jins Kalayil Joby, Kailash Bishnoi, Lokesh Kumar Sharma, Tajinderbir Singh, Mohit Jogchand, Adavan Chellam Kumaresan, Ankush, Aryan Sharma, Mirthun Vel Dhanasekar, Jagmeet Singh, Harjeet Singh.
Head Coach: Ram Kumar
Assistant Coach: Asad Ullah Khan
Lavish Choudhary, who led India to the top spot in the SABA U-16 qualifiers, continues to lead the side at the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship.
Where and how to watch live telecast and live streaming of FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023?
Unfortunately, live telecast for the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship won’t be available on any TV channels. However, fans can watch the live streaming of the competition on the official YouTube channel of FIBA.
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FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2023 full schedule and fixtures (All timings are in IST)
September 17 (Sunday)
14.00: Australia 114-50 India (Pool A)
14.00: New Zealand 83-81 Korea (Pool C)
17.00: Iran 62-65 Japan (Pool B)
17.00: Bahrain 44-85 Jordan (Pool C)
19.30: Qatar 91-82 Saudi Arabia (Pool B)
19.30: Malaysia 79-71 Kazakhstan (Pool D)
22.00: Lebanon 99-45 Sri Lanka (Pool A)
22.00: Philippines 67-84 China (Pool D)
September 18 (Monday)
14.00: Iran 106-45 Saudi Arabia (Pool B)
14.00: New Zealand 119-45 Jordan (Pool C)
17.00: Australia 136-26 Sri Lanka (Pool A)
17.00: Bahrain 62-89 Korea (Pool C)
19.30: Qatar 68-93 Japan (Pool B)
19.30: Malaysia 33-95 China (Pool D)
22.00: Lebanon 69-76 India (Pool A) – Report
22.00: Philippines 66-42 Kazakhstan (Pool D)
September 19 (Tuesday)
14.00: Saudi Arabia 43-99 Japan (Pool B)
14.00: New Zealand 117-43 Bahrain (Pool C)
17.00: India 112-39 Sri Lanka (Pool A) – Report
17.00: Korea 59-62 Jordan (Pool C)
19.30: Qatar 65-86 Iran (Pool B)
19.30: China 119-57 Kazakhstan (Pool D)
22.00: Lebanon 43-111 Australia (Pool A)
22.00: Philippines 75-52 Malaysia (Pool D)
September 21 (Thursday)
Qualification to Quarterfinals
14:00: Jordan vs Malaysia
17:00: Iran vs Lebanon
19:30: India vs Qatar
22:00: Philippines vs Korea
September 22 (Friday)
Australia vs Winner of C2 vs D3
Japan vs Winner of D2 vs C3
New Zealand vs Winner of A2 vs B3
China vs Winner of B2 vs A3
September 23 (Saturday)
Winner of Quarter-Final 1 vs Winner of Quarter-Final 2
Winner of Quarter-Final 3 vs Winner of Quarter- Final 4
Classification Matches 5-8
Loser of Quarter-Final 1 vs Loser of Quarter-Final 2
Loser of Quarter-Final 3 vs Loser of Quarter-Final 4
September 24 (Sunday)
Classification matches 7-8
Classification matches 5-6
3rd place match