Lahore, September 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Baseball Team departs for Taiwan to take part in 28th Asian Baseball Championship 2017 Taiwan. In this regard, a group photo session was held in Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Syed Arif Hassan President Pakistan Olympic Association was the Chief Guest and Mr. Shaukat Javed Chairman Pakistan Federation Baseball was the Guest of Honour.
Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Syed Arif Hassan President POA appreciates the efforts of Pakistan Federation Baseball for developing the baseball game in Pakistan. He also informed the Federation that POA is trying to financially support PFB.
Mr. Shaukat Javed Chairman PFB said that it is a tough competition, as all the top ranked teams of the Asia are featuring in it, Pakistan team is well prepared under the coaching of US Coach Mr. John Goulding, who gave training to the players in Islamabad for the last one month and we hope that Pakistan Team will give good results in the event.
At the airport, Syed Khawar Shah President and Sh. Mazhar Ahmed Secretary General Pakistan Federation Baseball see off the Pakistan Baseball Team. While talking with media, Syed Khawar Shah told that teams from Korea, Philippine, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Pakistan are participating in the championship. He said that Pakistan in Group B with Japan, China and Hong Kong.
Khawar Shah said that except Hong Kong, Philippine and Sri Lanka all other teams like Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan are above to Pakistan in ranking and it is a great honour for the country that we are competing in such a high-profile tournament of Asia.
Shah told that Pakistan will face China in its first match of the Championship on October 2, 2017. He added that in other matches Pakistan will see the Asian top team Japan on October 3 and next meeting is against Hong Kong on October 4, 2017 (Game Schedule attached).
The Pakistan squad is:
Head/Manager: Mr. John Goulding (US Baseball Coach)
Coaches: Mr. Musaddiq Hanif, Tahir Mehmood
Umpire: Mr. Zafar Hussain
Team: Umair Imdad Bhatti (Captain), Inayat Ullah Khan, Tariq Nadeem, Ihsan Ullah, Jawad Ali, Arsalan Jamshaid, Nabeel Manzoor, Ubaid Ullah, Fazal ur Rehman, Muhammad Usama, Abubakar Virk, Muhammad Rafi, Muhammad Waqas Ismail, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Zakir and Wali Muhammad.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Federation Baseball
Punjab Stadium, Ferozepur Road,
Fax + 92-42-357-11828