Senior FIBA officials discuss financial plans for 2023 World Cup
The board of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has begun plans for the event.
At a video conference meeting last week the board members discussed the governance and management structure for the tournament in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.
Subjects included financial strategies and finalising the master plan for the World Cup, which will be the first to be held in multiple countries.
FIBA, the international basketball federation, is eager to build on the perceived success of the 2019 event in China, which involved a record 32 teams and was won by Spain.
The board is chaired by FIBA central board member and senior International Olympic Committee figure Richard Carrion and also comprises FIBA president Hamane Niang, FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis and other central board members Manuel V. Pangilinan, Erick Thohir and Yuko Mitsuya.
Carrion said: "We were all witness to an incredible event last year in China. The next FIBA Basketball World Cup will be brought to another level in 2023, taking place in Asia across three countries, and we are looking forward to the continued collaboration with these host nations."
The next World Cup, which will again involve 32 teams, will tip off with a group phase in all three host countries, with the final phase to be played in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
The tournament is scheduled for 25 August to 10 September.