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Everyone loves jumping on a bandwagon, and here at Sportsbet, we are no different, so why not sponsor Canada in their upcoming exhibition series against the Australian Boomers and Team USA?

Canadian basketball is on the rise, the Raptors are NBA champions, they have a host of elite players, and they have Nick Nurse as head coach.

But of course, there is another and more significant reason for our support. We’re technically not allowed to throw our sponsorship behind the Boomers or the USA, so this was our only chance to get involved in the much anticipated series in the lead up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

“The Canadians have long been viewed as the little brother to Team USA, so we’re going to support the underdogs as they embark on their 2019 FIBA World Cup campaign,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Simon Legg.

“The Boomers will have the support of the entire nation anyway, so Sportsbet has decided to back the easy-going, friendly Canadian team as they need it the most.”

“Team Canada is excited to partner with Sportsbet for the International Basketball Series and the upcoming games in Perth and Sydney,” said Glen Grunwald, President and CEO, Canada Basketball.

“Featuring some of the top basketball countries in the world, this exhibition series will be an important step for our team in preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 next month.”

The online bookmaker’s logo will be present on the front of the Canadian jerseys for the entirety of the series, as they face off against the Boomers, USA Basketball and New Zealand.

International Basketball Series game schedule (all times AEST)

  • Australian Boomers vs. Canada Basketball, Friday 16 August 2019, 7:30pm (RAC Arena)
  • Australian Boomers vs. Canada Basketball, Saturday 17 August 2019, 7:30pm (RAC Arena)
  • Canada Basketball vs. New Zealand, Tuesday 20 August 2019, 7:30pm (Quaycentre)
  • Canada Basketball vs. New Zealand, Wednesday 21 August 2019, 7:30pm (Quaycentre)
  • Australian Boomers vs. USA Basketball, Thursday 22 August 2019, 7:30pm (Marvel Stadium)
  • Australian Boomers vs. USA Basketball, Saturday 24 August 2019, 2:00pm (Marvel Stadium)
  • USA Basketball vs. Canada Basketball, Monday 26 August 2019, 7:30pm (Qudos Bank Arena)