“I don’t talk about specialized things, I like amateurishness”
NTV announced that Kei Tanaka will be appointed as the main caster of the NTV system of “World Cup 2023” to be held from August 2023.
Tanaka, who has experience in basketball, will make every effort to foster the momentum of the World Cup by communicating the appeal of basketball and the appeal of the Japanese national team through relaying the national team and interviewing the national team players for one year toward the World Cup. It is said that it will be exciting.
Tanaka has announced the following comments on his appointment.
“Honestly, I thought,’What? Why?’. I like basketball and I’m happy to see the World Cup held in Japan. But as an experienced person, there is a blank, and’Why am I?’ I was told, “I don’t talk about specialized things, I like being an amateur,” so I thought I’d definitely like to try it! It’s my first time to be a main caster, so I’m studying. I think I have to be familiar with it. I hope I can become a main caster who can support the Japanese national team from the same perspective as everyone, so that not only those who know basketball but also those who do not know can support it. I like it. “
“Anyway, the speed of development is fast and points are scored, so I think it’s a sport that you just can’t get tired of watching without knowing it. In basketball, even players who don’t have the ball are working with detailed calculations and strategies. On the other hand, I’m glad if you can see the players who play splendidly and simply think “Wow! Wow!”. I will do my best to get it. “
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Overview
Japan (Okinawa) / Philippines / Indonesia
August 25th to September 10th, 2023
Round 1: Divide 32 countries into 8 groups and play round-robin.
The top two countries in each group advance to the second round.
The bottom two countries of each group will go to the 17th-32nd place deciding match.
Second round: Divide 16 countries into 4 groups and play round-robin.
The top two countries in each group advance to the final round.
Final Round: Eight countries compete for the championship in the tournament.