A THIRD country is set to join the Philippines and Indonesia in the bid to co-host the 2023 Fiba World Cup.
Former Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Manny V. Pangilinan bared a third country will likely join in to fortify the Asian bid for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.
“FIBA knows we're bidding for 2023 World Cup. With Indonesia. Maybe now with a 3rd Asian country. Abangan,” wrote Pangilinan on his @iamMVP Twitter account.
FIBA knows we're bidding for 2023 World Cup. With Indonesia. Maybe now with a 3rd Asian country. Abangan.— Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) January 29, 2017
Pangilinan made the statement shortly after attending a Fiba meeting in Geneva. He sits on the world basketball body's central board.
The three-country bid is expected to be formally laid down in the next meeting set to be held in May in Macau.