Pangilinan: PH ‘putting very good bid’ to host 2023 Fiba World Cup

first_imgManny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER.net file photoFor Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, he sees the country winning the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup as his lasting legacy for Philippine basketball.“For the country, it will be a great Christmas gift and it will be great honor. If anything, if there’s any legacy I’d like to leave to the sport of basketball, it’s that after so many years, the Philippines will once again be the center of the world in the sport of basketball,” Pangilinan said.ADVERTISEMENT After yielding the 2019 Fiba World Cup hosting rights to China, the Philippines’ hopes in hosting the global hoops extravaganza was fanned once again as it joined forces with Japan and Indonesia in submitting a joint hosting bid for the 2023 edition.The three-nation proposal made the final cut together with the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay. The two candidates are set to present their proposals before the Fiba Central Board on December 9, where the decision will also be known.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIf the Philippines’ joint bid do get the nod, venues like Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena are expected to stage games, while the cavernous Philippine Arena is also eyed to host the championship game.Pangilinan said he’s really praying to the heavens that Fiba finally gives the country the green light in hosting the Fiba World Cup, noting that if there’s a country in the world which loves the sport of basketball more than anyone, it’s definitely the Filipinos. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08DOT assures PH ‘very safe’ for tourists amid alleged abduction in Makati02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Castro leading the way for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The Filipino people deserve it,” he said. “I’m guardedly optimistic and cautiously optimistic. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. We’re putting a very good bid so let’s see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img

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