China signs basketball deal with Australia

2013-05-08 07:15:45 GMT2013-05-08 15:15:45(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CANBERRA, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Australian men's teams will play a four-match Sino-Australia Challenge series in June as part of a cooperation deal for the next four years.

According to the deal, the men's and women's teams of the countries will play a total of 24 matches. The agreement will also see games involving the countries' youth teams, split between venues in China and Perth in Western Australia State.

The first game of the Sino-Australia Challenge will be played June 7 at Perth, marking the debut of new Australia coach Andrej Lemanis.

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