ABC2 to broadcast 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge

ABC2 to broadcast 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge

Basketball fans will be able to see all of the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge between the Australian Boomers and Team China with the entire series to be telecast on ABC2.

In a coup for the sporting faithful, ABC2 will be showing all four games of the Sino-Australia Challenge in full – including the two fixtures to be played in China – with fans able to access replays on demand through ABC iView.

The Sino-Australia Challenge will be the first games televised under the landmark deal between the national broadcaster and Basketball Australia announced in September last year.

The series tips off on Thursday 29 May at Challenge Stadium in Perth, with Game One on ABC2 at 10:30pm nationally.

The Australian Boomers are in camp from Friday 23 May before departing for China on Wednesday 4 June for final two games in the Jiangsu Province in the country’s east.

This is the second year of the Sino-Australia Challenge following a four-year agreement reached between Basketball Australia and the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) with funding support from the Western Australian Government.

Tickets for the Sino-Australia Challenge are now available through Ticketmaster.

2014 Sino-Australia Challenge – Australian Boomers v Team China

Game One
Thursday 29 May @ Challenge Stadium 8:30pm (local time)
TV: ABC2 at 10:30pm Nationally (LIVE into VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT &TAS)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au, call 136 100 and Ticketmaster outlets

Game Two
Saturday 31 May @ Challenge Stadium 6:30pm
TV: ABC2 at 8:30pm Nationally (LIVE into VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT &TAS)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au, call 136 100 and Ticketmaster outlets

Game Three
Friday 6 June @ Jiangsu Zhenjiang Sports and Exhibition Centre 7:30pm (9:30pm AEST)
TV: ABC2 at 10:30pm Nationally

Game Four
Sunday 8 June @ Liyang Tianmuhu Arena 7:30pm (9:30pm AEST)
TV: ABC2 at 10:30pm Nationally

Australian Boomers Training Camp Squad – Perth

Todd Blanchfield – Townsville Crocodiles (NBL)

Angus Brandt – Oregon State University (USA)

Ryan Broekhoff – Besiktas (Turkey)

Anthony Drmic – Boise State University (USA)

Cameron Gliddon – Cairns Taipans (NBL)

Hugh Greenwood – University of New Mexico (USA)

Tom Jervis – Perth Wildcats (NBL)

Ben Madgen – Sydney Kings (NBL)

Rhys Martin – Wollongong Hawks (NBL)

Brock Motum – Bologna (Italy)

Luke Nevill – Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan)

Clint Steindl – Cairns Taipans (NBL)

Lucas Walker – Melbourne Tigers (NBL)

Mark Worthington – Melbourne Tigers (NBL)