January 21, 2014

FIBA's Technical Commission Meeting to be held in New Delhi on Jan 21-22

The brain-trust of world basketball is in New Delhi today.

The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is hosting this year's FIBA Technical Commission Meeting this year, at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi from January 21-22. FIBA is the world's governing body of basketball, India is hosting this meet for the first time ever. FIBA's top technical commission delegates and other dignitaries will be discussing several rules, regulations, and concerns concerning basketball around the world.

Patrick Baumann, the Secretary-General of FIBA, will be in India for the meetings. The visiting dignitaries will also include Fred Horgan (Chairman - FIBA Technical Commission) and Lubomir Kotleba (FIBA Sports Director).

According to the BFI, the FIBA Technical Commission will deliberate on several topics, including:
  • Governance of FIBA Referees and Commissioners
  • FIBA Internal Regulations
  • Licensing of FIBA Referees and Commissioners as of 2016
  • Psychological testing of referees
  • New FIBA teaching methods and materials
  • Code of Ethics for Basketball
Roopam Sharma, the CEO of the BFI, welcomed the FIBA dignitaries. "We wish to extend a warm welcome to all our guests from FIBA," she said, "We would also like to thank FIBA for reposing its faith in India as one of the fastest growing basketball playing nations and giving Basketball Federation of India the opportunity to host this magnificent event. I am sure that we will have a lot to learn as we go ahead and compete with various other sports."

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