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FIBA: Indonesia’s World Cup qualification process flawed, lacks creativity

UPDATE: Indonesia has been confirmed as the host of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup!  Did this blog post have anything to do with it? I am not sure, but I have many FIBA employees on my email list... maybe! By ALAN WALLS Welcome to the International Basketball Opinion, the only blog specifically dedicated to international basketball news, business and current events. This week FIBA announced the qualification process for the Indonesian national team for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. It is flawed, lacks creativity and does nothing to promote basketball in Indonesia nor its national team. It also does not give them much of a chance. An exciting and electric three-game winner-gets-the-last-spot play-in series in Indonesia in a sold-out arena? I just set a world record for hyphens in one sentence, I think. Indonesia is co-hosting the 2023 World Cup along with Japan and the Philippines, making it the first WC to be hosted by multiple countries. Unlike Japan and the Philippines, who participated in the 2