Bengaluru: India will host two international events in 2017: the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) announced on Sunday.

FIBA Women's Asia Cup

The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will be held from July 23 to 29 in Bengaluru while the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship will be held from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad, a BFI statement said.

Fourteen teams will take part in both events, with eight teams in Division A (which include new Oceania teams Australia and New Zealand) and six in lower Division B.

This will be the first time since 2009 that India will host a major International Basketball Federation (FIBA) event.

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