The BBL, working in tandem with England Basketball & Basketball Ireland, are delighted to announce that an England Select team will face an Ireland Superleague Select team on Sunday 13 January 2013 at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.
The game will form part of the BBL Cup Final day and will see England Head Coach Paul James coach a team made up of English players playing in the BBL, going up against an Ireland Superleague Select team.
England play-caller Paul James is looking forward to the occasion: “It’s always great to coach the national team,” he said. “We had an enjoyable victory against Scotland before the BBL Play-Off final in May, and hopefully we can repeat that.”
Bernard O’Byrne, Basketball Ireland Secretary General added: “We are really looking forward to coming over to Birmingham in January to face England. We are excited by the prospect of playing in front of a 6,000 strong crowd at such a great event and would call on all Ireland fans to come along and make some noise.”
The final two teams have been confirmed as Newcastle Eagles v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders with GB Captain Drew Sullivan in the Riders side.