Both nations were today announced in the competition alongside Australia, England, India, Malaysia, Mozambique and New Zealand after all accepted invites which were endorsed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
Fellow medallists and arch rivals New Zealand and England will also be staking a claim to win gold in 2018 after winning silver and bronze respectively in Melbourne.
Lauren Jackson of Australia keeps a close eye on Aneka Kerr of New Zealand during the gold medal basketball match between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin CBE is excited to see basketball make its appearance once again on the Commonwealth Games program.
It’s been over a decade since Basketball’s first and only appearance at a Commonwealth Games – but I’ve no doubt it’ll be worth the wait when it delights the crowds in 2018.
With North Queensland’s strong basketball history and current participation, GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC is confident the basketball competition will be well supported by the community.
Our event cities Townsville and Cairns have a proud history and association with Basketball in Australia so we know that the people of North Queensland are going to get behind these teams and create a great atmosphere during the preliminaries matches.
The GC2018 Basketball competition will feature eight teams in both men’s and women’s competitions.
The pools and match schedules for the Basketball preliminaries will be announced in the coming weeks.
The competing nations for the men’s GC2018 Basketball Competition Australia, Cameroon, Canada, England, India, New Zealand, Nigeria and Scotland named.
See the preliminary action live in Townsville and Cairns and purchase your ticket today at the tickets page.