Straits Cup tournament to be held in Taipei

The 2012 Straits Cup basketball tournament will take place from Oct. 12-14 in Taipei and the central city of Taichung with four teams from Taiwan and China competing in the annual cross-strait tourney. Shanghai Dongfang Sharks, Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank of the Chinese pro league CBA will match up against a pair of home teams -- defending SBL champion Pure Youth Construction and Dacin Tigers, the runner-up last season -- in the three-day tourney. Former NBA Houston Rockets star center Yao Ming will visit Taiwan as Shanghai owner. Four popular Taiwanese players will represent different teams as Tseng Wen-ting will play for Shanghai and Lin Chih-chieh plays for Zhejiang. Chen Hsin-an leads Pure Youth while Tien Lei represents Dacin. Game venues: Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium (No.101, Sec.2, Jhongcheng Rd.,Shihlin District, Taipei) National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport Gymnasium (No. 16, Sec. 1, Shuang-Shih Rd., Taichung) Game schedule: Oct. 12 (@ Taipei) 18:00 Zhejiang vs. Pure Youth 20:00 Dacin vs. Shanghai Oct. 13 (@ Taichung) 16:00 Shanghai vs. Zhejiang 18:00 Pure Youth vs. Dacin Oct. 14 (@ Taichung) 16:00 Dacin vs. Zhejiang 18:00 Shanghai vs. Pure Youth

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