LAHORE: SFP secretary general Asif Azeem, PFB president Syed Fakhar Ali Shah and SFP chairperson Tehmina Asif pose with Joshila Sports CEO Sami-ur-Rasool after a meeting on Friday.
LAHORE: SFP secretary general Asif Azeem, PFB president Syed Fakhar Ali Shah and SFP chairperson Tehmina Asif pose with Joshila Sports CEO Sami-ur-Rasool after a meeting on Friday.

LAHORE: Pakistan Federation Baseball president Syed Fakhar Ali Shah on Friday said that the Pakistan team would take part in four-day B-5 Asia Cup which begins from April 9 in Kuala Lumpur.

In a meeting with the delegation of Softball Federation of Pakistan led by its secretary general Asif Azeem, he said that a team comprising best players would be selected for the Asia Cup.

Fakhar said that Pakistani officials would also participate in first World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Baseball-5 Technical Commission, Scorer and Umpires Seminar, to be held from April 7 at Kuala Lumpur.

He said that skilled coaches and best performers would be provided with training opportunities abroad to ensure best representation of the country at international level sports.

The PFB president added that Pakistan’s baseball and softball federations have jointly initiated their efforts to strengthen the infrastructure of B-5 in the country and soon an international level event of B-5 would be organised in the country.

Fakhar informed that a commission comprising members from both the federations would be formed for the promotion of B-5 in Pakistan. The commission would be tasked to bring the new talent on mainstream.

He said that B-5 training and coaching workshops, seminars, umpires refresher courses and provincial level championships would be organised.

Asif said on the occasion that participation of Pakistani team in B-5 technical seminar and Asia Cup would help promoting the B-5 sports and SFP would fully cooperate with PFB in this regard.

Renowned sports equipment manufacturer international Trademark Joshila Sports Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sami-ur-Rasool and SFP chairperson Tehmina Asif were also present in the meeting.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2020