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Bengaluru confirmed as the host city for Division A of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2019

Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium hosted the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 Division A Games
Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium hosted the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 Division A Games (FIBA)

Bengaluru has been confirmed as the host city for Division A of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2019, a press release by the FIBA stated.

The tournament will take place over six days from Sep. 24-29. The eight countries that have earned their spots in Division A are Japan, Australia, China, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Philippines, New Zealand and India.

India was promoted to Division A after it clinched the Division B crown, courtesy of a game-winner by Shireen Limaye in a thrilling finale against Kazakhstan in the previous edition of the tournament (FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017).

Over the past couple of years, Bengaluru has played host to multiple women's FIBA Asian Championships (U16 Asia Cup in 2017 and U18 Asia Cup in 2018) including the previous edition of this tournament (Division A and B of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017).

In all these tournaments, across different age groups (seniors, U16, U18), the Indian women earned a promotion from Division B to Division A.

A month earlier, Bengaluru also hosted the draw for the 2021 FIBA Men's Asia Cup Qualifiers .

As per FIBA's release, the host city for Division B will be announced at a later date.

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