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FIBA suspends Lebanon

Source:AFP Published: 2013-7-20 0:28:01

Lebanon have been suspended by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and will not be able to participate in next month's Asian championships in Manila.

FIBA confirmed the suspension in a statement citing "political and judicial interferences" for the action taken.

Unless Lebanon resolve the issues they will also be unable to compete at next year's World Cup.

Lebanese basketball has been plagued by a match-fixing scandal this year, with FIBA already imposing disciplinary sanctions against 23 players.

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