Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS), in conjunction with basketballscotland, has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required in 3 x 3 Basketball and 3 x 3 Wheelchair Basketball for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020.
This means that 17 of the 19 sports on the programme have now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame for competing at Birmingham 2022.
With two previous Commonwealth Games appearances – Melbourne 2006 and Gold Coast 2018 – Basketball is back on the programme for the 2022 Games in Birmingham in a new 3×3 format. Birmingham will see a debut too for Wheelchair Basketball, also in the 3×3 format. This will be the first time that Basketball has been a part of any Games outside Australia. Scotland’s basketball players have impressed in both their Commonwealth Games outings to date with 6th place in 2006 and a fantastic 4th place at Gold Coast 2018.
For all Basketball events, Scotland’s participation in the Games is subject to each team receiving an invite to compete from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
Men’s and Women’s 3 x 3 will see an eight-team competition with England as host nation receiving an invite, along with the highest ranked nation in each of the six CGF regions, plus one additional team, based on the FIBA 3×3 Federation Ranking List as at 01 November 2021.
Wheelchair 3 x 3 will consist of six-team tournaments for both men and women, with England again receiving a host nation invitation. Regional qualifying tournaments will be held for Africa, Americas, Asia Oceania and Europe with the four winners of these events invited to the Games. One further nation, not otherwise qualified, will receive a Bipartite invitation to compete.
If an invitation to compete for any team is received, the invitation will be accepted in line with CGS General Selection Policy.
The overall Team Scotland selection period detailed in the CGS General Selection Policy is 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2022. This policy, along with the detailed selection standards for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in all sports published to date are available to download at: https://www.teamscotland.scot/games/birmingham-2022/team-selection/