Jakarta: Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali said the government will make comprehensive preparations to cohost the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup championship as well as to get its national team ready for the qualification round.
The minister conveyed the message after attending a Limited Cabinet Meeting on International Sporting Event at the Presidential Office, the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
“Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan are appointed to host the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. We should prepare proper tournament venues with decent supporting facilities, accommodation, transportation, and various important things,” the minister was quoted by the Cabinet Secretariat's website.
The Minister went on to say that the Indonesian Basketball Association (Perbasi), the Indonesian National Olympic Committee (NOC), and other sports authorities are expected to be able to support the success of the event.
“We want to be successful as the cohost and also as a national team in terms of achievement,” the Minister was quoted as saying.
According to the minister, the government will fully support and trust the national team’s preparation to the Perbasi and the NOC.
In the meantime, the government will coordinate with the Perbasi, Minister of Youth and Sports, and the NOC to prepare the World Cup since it is Indonesia that will host this event not the Perbasi nor NOC.