World basketball governing body Fiba announced on Tuesday it has punished China, Taiwan and South Korea for failing to play their 2021 Asia Cup qualifiers last November. The Chinese Basketball Association , Chinese Taipei Basketball Association and Korea Basketball Association have each been fined 160,000 Swiss francs (US$180,173), and their teams docked two points from their qualifying campaigns. China and Taiwan were both meant to play in Doha, Qatar, with the South Koreans to play in Manama, Bahrain. However, the teams did not travel for the matches, which were played in Covid-19 “bubbles” – rather than home or away games – as per Fiba’s decision last September. Half of the points deductions and fines have been deferred, so long as the national associations send their teams to the next Fiba competition window. The top two teams from each of the six qualifying groups will head to the 2021 Asia Cup, which is set to take place in Indonesia in August. Third-placed teams will advance to qualifying play-offs, to determine who makes up the final three spots. Another round of matches is scheduled for next month, with Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers to take place in the summer.