Boomers to reunite in Vic for qualifiers

Rebecca Gredley
Chris Goulding was one of the three Boomers players to be suspended by FIBA after the Manila brawl

The Boomers will grace their home courts for the first time since their infamous 'basketbrawl' with World Cup qualifiers to be held in Victoria later this year.

Australia will face Kazakhstan on September 17 at Bendigo Stadium before the final two home qualifiers at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena later in the year.

The Boomers will be without Daniel Kickert, who is barred from five international matches for his role in the ugly brawl with the Philippines earlier this month.

The team's 5-1 record in the first round of the qualifiers was overshadowed by the ugly scenes in Manila.

The Bendigo match could be the return game for guard Chris Goulding, whose one-match suspension currently covers an away game in Doha against Qatar on September 13.

Goulding has yet to decide whether to appeal the ban.

Milwaukee Bucks star Thon Maker, who was hit with a ban of three international games, would have been tied up with NBA commitments regardless of the sanctions.

The Basketball Australia (BA) board met last week to consider the bans to the three players and the $A135,000 fine for the organisation.

BA intend on seeking further legal advice before deciding whether to appeal the FIBA sanctions.

The Boomers will play Iran on November 30 and Qatar on December 3, both at Margaret Court Arena.