SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Kings say they will play two preseason games in Mumbai next year – marking the first games the NBA has played in India.

The games will take place against the Indiana Pacers on Oct. 4th and 5th at the NSCI Dome

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Kings co-owner and chairman Vivek Ranadive was raised in India.

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“As an Indian-American, it is an honor to help bring this historic moment to the country where I was raised,” Ranadive said in a statement released on Thursday. “The world wants to watch basketball and India is a fast-growing new frontier.”

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Tickets to the games will go on sale at a later date. Fans can also visit http://nbaevents.com/indiagames for more information.