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Bajans drawn in tough groups

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BARBADOS BASKETBALL just can’t catch a break.

The luck of the draw clearly isn’t with either the men’s or women’s national team, as both will be up against it to qualify for the medal rounds after being pooled in tough groups for June’s Caribbean Basketball Confederation’s Championships in Tortola.

The two draws were released on the confederation’s Facebook page and IBAAmericas.com ahead of the summer tournament that is expected to be boosted by the long awaited return of Suriname, Bermuda and Cayman Islands to competition.

Yet the inclusion of those weaker nations has done nothing to help Barbados’ prospects, especially those of the men’s team, who have been grouped again with hosts British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the United States Virgin Islands – two squads that beat the Bajans in the group stages en route to semi-final appearances. (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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