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Srikandi Cup struggles in Indonesian women’s basketball landscape

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 15 2020   /  12:24 am
On target: National Basketball Association (NBA) trainer Natalia Andre (left) teaches basic basketball skills to physical education (PE) teachers at the Jayabaya sports stadium in Kediri, East Java, on Friday. The NBA has worked with several city administrations to hold Junior NBA Coaches Academy workshops and train 2,500 PE teachers by using NBA training standards. (Antara/Prasetia Fauzani)(NBA) trainer Natalia Andre (left) teaches basic basketball skills to physical education (PE) teachers at the Jayabaya sports stadium in Kediri, East Java, on Friday. The NBA has worked with several city administrations to hold Junior NBA Coaches Academy workshops and train 2,500 PE teachers by using NBA training standards. (Antara/Prasetia Fauzani)

On target: National Basketball Association (NBA) trainer Natalia Andre (left) teaches basic basketball skills to physical education (PE) teachers at the Jayabaya sports stadium in Kediri, East Java, on Friday. The NBA has worked with several city administrations to hold Junior NBA Coaches Academy workshops and train 2,500 PE teachers by using NBA training standards. (Antara/Prasetia Fauzani)Tuesday’s press conference on the second series of the 2020 Srikandi Cup in Kuningan, South Jakarta, sent a clear message: the league was struggling financially.The league’s organizers were having difficulty both attracting fans and winning sponsors.After the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL Indonesia) was stopped in 2016, stakeholders scrambled to find a way to keep high-level women’s basketball alive. Before that, Kobanita, the previous women’s basketball league, which began in the...