• Thursday, October 06, 2022

Basketball

Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings to play first NBA game in India

By: Sarwar Alam

The first NBA games to be played in India will be staged next October at Mumbai with pre-season contests between the , the league announced on Thursday (20). The 2019 matchups, the first ever by any North American sports league in the nation of 1.2 billion people, will be played October 4 and 5 at the NSCI Dome and televised live in India. The Kings are owned by the NBA’s first Indian-born majority owner, Mumbai native Vivek Ranadive. “As an Indian-American, it is an honor to help bring this historic moment to the country where I was raised,” Ranadive said. “The sport is experiencing…

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