When it is a high stake game, temper is likely to rise between players of opposite teams. We have seen many instances in sports like football, basketball where from two opposite teams exchanged heated words and sometimes even blows. But a rare incident occurred in basketball where two players of the same time started throwing punches at each other after the game.
The incident happened at the Women’s basketball World Cup after the match between Mali and Serbia. The incident took place after Mali lost 81-68 to Serbia in their Group B clash in Sydney on Monday.
During the post-match interview, a fight between Mali’s Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou broke out as Serbia's Sasa Cado was being interviewed. The video of the fight was captured by a Serbian news camera.
Watch the video here:
After the incident, The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) launched an investigation.
“FIBA acknowledged today that there was an altercation between Mali players in the mixed zone following the Group B game Serbia-Mali at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022,” said FIBA in a statement.
“Following the incident, FIBA has opened an investigation. Once the investigation is concluded, FIBA will decide on any applicable disciplinary measures.”