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FIBA 3x3 Asia Quest Final 2019: Roster, groups and schedule for Indian teams

The Punjab Steelers squad
(Amjyot Singh/Facebook)

Over the next three days (Sep. 6-8), the FIBA 3x3 Asia Quest 2019 is set to take place in Male, Maldives. The champion of this quest final will book a berth in the elite 3x3 World Tour Masters Jeddah (October 18-19).

India is represented by the Punjab Steelers in the 16-team Men's division and the Kochi Stars in the 12-team women's division.

Here's a look at the rosters, groups and schedules for both Indian teams:

Men's division:

The Steelers' roster includes Amjyot Singh, Amritpal Singh, Arshpreet Singh Bhullar and Rajvir Singh Aujla.

While Amjyot is India's No. 1 ranked 3x3 player in the FIBA rankings, the other three members of the Steelers squad were part of India's squad at the recent Red Bull Reign World Finals in Toronto.

MORE: Recap of FIBA Asia Quest 3x3 - India Qualifiers

The Indian squad is grouped in Pool B alongside Arkhangai (Mongolia), Taipei Bears (Chinese Taipei), and Askar (Brunei).

Here's a look at the schedule for the Steelers:

Game Date & Time
Punjab Steelers vs Taipei Bears Sep. 6, 7:40 PM
Punjab Steelers vs Arkhangai Sep. 7, 3:00 PM
Punjab Steelers vs Askar Sep. 7, 5:30 PM

The Steelers are seeded 7th for this tournament. They must finish in the top two of the group to qualify to the quarterfinals.

Women's division:

The Stars' roster includes Geethu Anna Rahul, Smruthi Radhakrishnan, Surya P R and Sonumol Soman.

They are grouped in Pool B alongside Top Star (China) and Maafannu (Maldives).

Here's a look at their schedule for the tournament:

Game Date & Time
Kochi Stars vs Top Star Sep. 7, 8:10 PM
Kochi Stars vs Maafannu Sep. 7, 9:40 PM

The Stars are also seeded 7th in the tournament.

With the top two teams from each group set to qualify to the quarterfinals, the Stars need to win at least one game to play in the knockout round on September 8th.

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