Lahore, October 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):The 24th National Baseball Championship organized by Pakistan Federation Baseball is underway at Army Cricket Ground GHQ Rawalpindi. Sheikh Mazhar Ahmed, Secretary General, Pakistan Federation Baseball, said that both the semi-finals of the tournament were played on the fifth day. The first semi-final was played between the teams of Pakistan Army and Islamabad while the second semi-final was played between the teams of Pakistan WAPDA and Pakistan Police.
According to Sheikh Mazhar Ahmed, the President of Punjab Baseball Association Muhammad Hamood Lakhvi was the Chief Guest on the fifth day of the tournament. He was accompanied by Muhammad Mohsin Khan, Senior Vice President PFB, Dr. Shaheen Gulraiz, Vice President, Punjab Baseball Association, Musaddiq Hanif, Chairman, Baseball Coaching Association, Jamil Kamran, Chairman, Baseball Umpiring Association and other officials of the Federation.
In the first semi-final which was played between the teams of Pakistan Army and Islamabad, Pakistan Army defeated the team of Islamabad 23-0 after an easy match. The Pakistan Army team, which included a large number of experienced players from the national team, easily beat Islamabad to advance to the final. Arsalan Jamshed scored 4 runs, Younis, Muhammad Hussain and Abdullah scored 3 runs each, Faqir Hussain, Asad, Shehzad, Wasim Akram and Nazir scored 2 runs each.
In the second semi-final which was played between Pakistan WAPDA and Pakistan Police teams, WAPDA defeated Police 17-3 and qualified for the final. Jawad Ali scored 3 runs, Sumair Zawar, Waqas Ismail, Amin Afridi and Saddam Hussain scored 2 runs each, while Imran Nazir, Noman Zulfiqar, Umair Bhatti, Mukarram Usman, Muhammad Zakir and Fazal-ur-Rehman scored 1 run each. Tomorrow, October 17, Pakistan Army and Pakistan WAPDA will compete for Gold Medal while Pakistan Police and Islamabad teams will compete for the Bronze Medal.
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