LAHORE: The Pakistan Baseball Federation has announced an 18-member team for the 10th West Asian Baseball Cup to be held here at the Punjab Stadium from March 23 to 28.
Meanwhile, the Iran team reached Lahore on Wednesday to take part in the event in which Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are also taking part.
The team was selected from the 32 probables who were being trained by Korean coach Hwang Hoon Dong since March 1 at the Iqbal Stadium here.
Catcher Imtiaz Ali has been named as captain while former international baseball players Arif Ali and Nisar Ahmad will be working with Dong as his assistants.
The team has five pitchers namely Ihsanullah, Mohammad Usman, Mohammad Asif, Israr Ahmed, Tauseef Ahmed.
The batters are Arshad Ali Khan, Nasir Nadeem Butt, Arslan Jamshed, Mussadiq Hanif, Mohammad Iftikhar, Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Usman, Mohammad Farooq Khan, Mohammad Asif Mushtaq, Imtiaz Ali and Zawar. Two catchers will be Umair Bhatti and Arif Hussain.
Meanwhile, the PFB has made changes in the draws of the event Sri Lanka’s arrival was delayed.
Earlier, Pakistan were to face Sri Lanka in the opener. But now Iran will be playing instead Pakistan in the opening match on March 23 with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan scheduled to reach Lahore late on Thursday night.
Revised draws: March 23: Pakistan v Iran; March 24: Pakistan v Afghanistan; March 25: Sri Lanka v Iran; March 26: Sri Lanka v Afghanistan; March 27: Afghanistan v Iran; March 28: Pakistan v Sri Lanka.