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FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament 2019: India's roster and schedule in Asia-Oceania Group B in Malaysia

India Women's roster for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament 2019 in Malaysia
India Women's roster for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament 2019 in Malaysia (Basketball Federation of India/Facebook)

India was grouped into a four-team Group B on September 28th for the Asia-Oceania region of the FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament 2019.

As per a FIBA announcement on October 8th, all the Group B games are played at the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA) Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Here's a look at India's schedule

Fixture Date and Time
India vs. Japan Nov. 14, 5:30 PM IST
India vs. Australia Nov. 16, 2:30 PM IST
India vs. Chinese Taipei Nov. 17, 12:30 PM IST

Here's a look at India's roster for this pre-qualifying tournament, as per FIBA:

# Name Position
#4 Anjana Prasannan Geetha Forward
#5 Sruthi Arvind Shooting Guard
#6 Stephy Nixon Center
#8 Sathiya Senthil Kumar
#9 Barkha Sonkar Point Guard
#10 Navaneetha Pattemane Udayakumar Forward
#11 Madhu Kumari
#13 Jeena Palanilkumkalayil Skaria Forward
#14 Shireen Vijay Limaye Forward
#15 Aneesha Cleetus
#23 Nima Dolma Bhutia
#55 Srividhya Venkataraman

The Indian women's squad remained in Division A of the Asia-Oceania region despite recently finishing eighth and last in the recent FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Bengaluru.

MORE: India to host FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in March 2020

The eight teams (including the four Group A countries - China, Philippines, New Zealand, and Korea) will fight for four qualifying spots at the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which is set to take place in February 2020.

To better understand, the qualification system to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, check out this video by FIBA:

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