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FIBA sanctions four members for COVID precautions, money grab?

By ALAN WALLS UPDATES -  Chinese Taipei and Malaysia pull out of windows, Doha bubble canceled for Groups A, B & E. How is FIBA going to deal with this and how does it affect their sanctions against Canada, Chinese Taipei and South Korea? It goes to show you how unpredictable this COVID pandemic is and that FIBA was completely out of line when they sanctioned the three countries for taking their proper precautions by not participating in the previous (second) window. UPDATE (2/ 11/21) – : FIBA has allegedly pulled the plug on the staging of the Doha bubble for the third window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. The Saudi Basketball Federation, which is one of the nations set to compete in Qatar, stated that the international governing body for b asketball has postponed the games owing to the growing cases of COVID-19 in the Middle Eastern country. FIBA has yet to release an official statement on the status of the said games. If true, the cancellation will affect the game