Published On: Sun, Jun 12th, 2016

Pakistan women’s baseball team set to make history



Pakistan women’s baseball team is set to make history by participating in the imminent Women’s Baseball World Cup, which is going to be organized from 3 September to 11 at Gijang City, South Korea.

This match will be the initial Pakistan women baseball team’s international match which will organize in the baseball World Cup, meet the criteria by their 23rd position in the world rankings.

Sequentially to make sure that the performers are well-trained for the occasion, Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB) has determined to obtain the services of two international female coaches.

Syed Khawar Shah, president of PFB, stated in an interview that “We have planned to appoint two international women coaches who will improve the performance of the team and prepare for their debut World Cup campaign,”

Shah stated that “As compared to other nations, our team is not as physically fit, but they have still succeeded in qualifying for the World Cup,” Shah has also disclosed that the international coaches will concentrate on the players’ energy and physical fitness.

The figure of teams at this year’s World Cup has been elevated to 12, up from the eight that join in the tournament’s sixth edition in 2014 in Japan.

Pakistan has been positioned in Group A beside hosts Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba, while Group B characterizes defensive champions Japan, Canada, Netherlands and India. Group C, in the meantime, boasts the United States, on the second position in the world, and also Australia, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong.

At an occasion when Pakistani athletes are working hard to lock direct requirement to the 2016 Rio Olympics, it is a huge success, added Shah, that both the men’s and the women’s teams have made it to the World Cup on merit.

Moreover, Shah disclosed that the federation will be choosing 25 women from the lately completed National Women Baseball Championship in Lahore relied on their performances and fitness. Shah continued that “These 25 players will be trained by international coaches for two months and then the final squad will be named before the team departs for Korea in the first week of September,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.