FIBA Europe General Assembly 2021 convenes in Sarajevo

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The 2021 session of the FIBA Europe General Assembly convened in Sarajevo on Saturday under a hybrid meeting format, with approximately two-thirds of the delegates attending in person in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rest participating via videoconference.

1545/20 (Jara v/ DVTK Kosarlabda KFT)

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The Chilean Player Ziomara Esket Morrison Jara filed a claim against the Hungarian Club DVTK Kosarlabda KFT for outstanding salaries, flight reimbursement, tax certificates and interest.

1514/20 (Garcia v/ Gatling)

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The Agent, Lluis Tunez Garcia, filed a claim against the American-Montenegrin Player, Markeisha Cherte Gatling, for agent fees and interest

Basketball to become professional in Benin

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The new change is to take effect from the 2020-2021 league season, according to the directive of the government of Benin, headed by President Patrice Talon, who recently passed a law that requires all clubs to henceforth operate as companies.

FIBA Intercontinental Cup to break new ground with 2022 edition taking place in Egypt

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 The next edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup is set to mark a landmark in the history of the competition which started 56 years ago, as it will be held in February 2022 in Cairo, Egypt, taking place in an African country for the first time.

The event is poised to further enhance its unique transatlantic status by also becoming the first club competition in basketball history to feature contenders that will be representing four different regional leagues.

Global partnership with J9 set to bring fans across the globe closer to the game

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Frank Leenders, FIBA Media & Marketing Services Director General, said: "We are excited to have J9 joining the FIBA family as our most recent Global Partner. This partnership will certainly boost FIBA's goal of advancing the promotion of basketball worldwide while at the same time bring fans closer to the game through new and improved experiences, including the Trophy Tour and other activities supported by our new Global Partner J9."

FIBA statement regarding independent Integrity Officer report on allegations of systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation

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Following several allegations of systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball  Federation (FMBB) received on June 10, the report of the independent Integrity Officer has been delivered to FIBA.

In addition to the suspension on June 14 of coach Amadou Bamba, coach Oumar Sissoko, official Hario Maiga and on July 23 of FMBB President Harouna Maiga, after carefully reviewing the document and following the recommendation of the Integrity Officer, FIBA will be issuing additional suspensions against three other members of the FMBB, pending the opening of disciplinary proceedings: coach Fanta Diallou, Secretary General Seydou Maiga and Vice President Amadou Traore. Further decisions will be taken in due course by the competent FIBA bodies.

1505/20 (Prodromou v/ Slamova)

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The Agent, Thomas Prodromou, filed a claim against the Slovakian-Hungarian Player, Angelica Slamova, for agent fees and interest.

1473/20 (Sutherland, Gallotti v/ Araski AES)

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The American Player, Aishah Gameela Sutherland, and her Agent, Lorenzo Gallotti, filed a claim against the Spanish Club Araski AES for outstanding salaries, agent fees and interest.

0993/17 Hairston v/ AEK Athens BC

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The American Player Malik Hairston filed a claim against the Greek Club AEK Athens BC for outstanding salaries, reimbursement of a visa fine, agent fees, penalties and interest.

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