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2023 Asian Games Basketball: India rosters, schedule & watch details
The 2023 Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8. Here's everything you need to know about India's participation.
Asia’s premier multi-sport extravaganza is less than a month away. On August 24, India’s Sports Affairs Ministry formally announced a 634-member strong contingent.
In the basketball discipline, India will be sending teams in 5v5 women, and 3x3 men and women.
As per the Sports Ministry’s policy, only Indian teams ranked within top eight in Asia were cleared to participate (subject to certain notable high-performing exceptions like the Indian men’s football team).
This policy means that the Indian men’s 5v5 team will not be competing in the Asian Games.
However, thanks to the introduction of 3x3 as an Olympic sport, Indian men’s basketball will be represented in the shorter half-court format.
Below is the India’s 20-member full basketball squad list:
The upcoming 19th Asian Games was originally supposed to be held in 2022 but was postponed due to the COVID pandemic.
India’s Asian Games Basketball Schedule (IST timings)
September 27 vs Indonesia, 5:30 pm IST at Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.
September 29 vs Mongolia, 5:30 pm IST at Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.
October 1 vs China, 5:30 pm IST at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
3x3 Women & Men
September 25: India women vs Uzbekistan, 11:20 am IST
September 25: India men vs Uzbekistan, 5:20 pm IST
September 27: India women vs China, 11:20 am IST
September 27: India men vs Macau-China, 5:20 pm IST
September 28: India men vs China, 3:20 pm IST
September 29: India men vs Malaysia, 12:10 pm IST
*All games will be broadcast live in India on Sony Sports Network, both on television as well as OTT (SonyLIV).