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Dubai gets Mainini pat for U-17 championship

posted on 17/08/2014: 1713 views



Following the successful staging of the 2014 Fiba U17 World Championship, the president of world governing body is convinced the U.A.E. is capable of delivering even the men's World Cup in the future.

Spain will host the next edition of the Fiba Basketball World Cup in the four cities of Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria from August 30 to September 14. The competition will also be the last one for Fiba President Yvan Mainini following the conclusion of his four-year term in office.

"The future looks bright for the sport and for the region. We have had a fantastic nine days of junior basketball here and we leave with many sweet memories. The future looks bright for sure. The men's World Cup has 32 teams so it can be tough for one country to host so many. But the U.A.E. can perhaps cooperate with another neighbouring Gulf country and stage the competition in the future,” Mainini told media here.

"Having this junior tournament has been a great achievement. Having a basketball competition of this nature fosters peace and friendship among nations and people. Should the U.A.E. decide to organise any of the senior competitions in the future then it can only be good for the further development of basketball in the region,” he added.

Following the successful staging of the 2014 Fiba U17 World Championship, the president of world governing body is convinced the U.A.E. is capable of delivering even the men's World Cup in the future.

Spain will host the next edition of the Fiba Basketball World Cup in the four cities of Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria from August 30 to September 14. The competition will also be the last one for Fiba President Yvan Mainini following the conclusion of his four-year term in office.

"The future looks bright for the sport and for the region. We have had a fantastic nine days of junior basketball here and we leave with many sweet memories. The future looks bright for sure. The men's World Cup has 32 teams so it can be tough for one country to host so many. But the U.A.E. can perhaps cooperate with another neighbouring Gulf country and stage the competition in the future,” Mainini told media here.

"Having this junior tournament has been a great achievement. Having a basketball competition of this nature fosters peace and friendship among nations and people. Should the U.A.E. decide to organise any of the senior competitions in the future then it can only be good for the further development of basketball in the region,” he added. – Gulf News – http://gulfnews.com/sport/basketball/dubai-gets-mainini-pat-for-u-17-championship-1.1372846

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