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    MVP bares third country set to join PH, Indonesia in bid to co-host 2023 Fiba World Cup

    Jan 29, 2017
    Former SBP head Manny V. Pangilinan bared the plan for a three-country hosting shortly after attending a Fiba Central Board meeting in Geneva. Jaime Campos

    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.

    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.

    [See PH expects fight from Argentina, Australia, Germany in bid to co-host 2023 Fiba World Cup]

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    Former SBP head Manny V. Pangilinan bared the plan for a three-country hosting shortly after attending a Fiba Central Board meeting in Geneva. Jaime Campos
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