FIBA: Manila Masters set for August, Olympic qualifiers date still uncertain

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 01 2020 12:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- FIBA on Tuesday confirmed that the 3x3 Masters events in Doha, Manila, Chengdu, Mexico City and Utsunomiya have been rescheduled.

The first five Masters in the 2020 season of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour were postponed due to the COVID-10 pandemic, and in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials, and fans.

The FIBA 3x3 Manila Masters, originally scheduled for May 2-3, will now be held on August 15-16. 

The Manila Masters is a max-level FIBA 3x3 event featuring the world's best clubs.

The Chengdu Masters, meanwhile, will be held on October 17-18.
FIBA has yet to announce a new date for the Doha, Mexico City, and Utsunomiya Masters.

Meanwhile, the Central Board will continue its discussions with the International Olympic Committee to find the best solution for the scheduling of the remaining six Olympic qualifying tournaments (OQT).

There are still two 3x3 OQTs and four OQTs for men's basketball that need to be held.

The Philippines qualified to the men's 3x3 OQT, with Alvin Pasaol, Joshua Munzon, CJ Perez, and Moala Tautuaa set to represent the country. It was originally scheduled for March 18-22 in Bengaluru, India.

FIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and evaluate the options for the lifting of the suspension of competitions when the situation allows for it.

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