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England and Ireland to meet at Cup final

England and Ireland will face off as part of the BBL Cup finals day.

Working with the English Basketball League, the BBL will host the match against players from the Irish Super League.

England head coach Paul James said he was looking forward to this unique opportunity.

He said: “It’s always great to coach the national team. We had an enjoyable victory against Scotland before the BBL Play-Off final in May, and hopefully we can repeat that.”

, Basketball Ireland Secretary General said: “We are really looking forward to coming over to Birmingham in January to face England. We are excited by the prospect of playing in front of a 6000 strong crowd at such a great event and would call on all Ireland fans to come along and make some noise.”

The BBL Cup Finals day will be held on Saturday, January 13 2013 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

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