BFA News

July 22, 2019

Sri Lanka won the Championship - West Asia Baseball Cup 2019

On July 20, the West Asia Base Ball Cup 2019 the Finals was inaugurated by Ambassador Sugiyama's first pitch. The nail-biting game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was narrowly won by Sri Lanka, the defending champion, with a score of 5 to 4. This great feat brings us to express our heartfelt congratulations to the team and Mr. Kazuto Nonaka, a manager of the national team of Sri Lanka.


Packed spectators fully savored the great drama of baseball, all eyes pinned to a white ball, played Ingeniously against the backdrop of beautiful green field of Sri Lanka- Japan Friendship Baseball Ground. Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan are now qualified to advance to the next round of the tournament-Asian Baseball Championship- which will decide the final qualifiers to play in the Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games to be held in 2020.




Final Rankings:

Gold: Suri Lanka, Silver: Pakistan, Bronze: India, 4th Iran, 5th Bangladesh, and 6th Nepal.


Game Details:

Game 1   Sri Lanka 2 India 1

Game 2   Pakisatn 11 Iran 1

Game 3   Sri Lanka 13 Nepal 00

Game 4   Pakistan 17 Bangaladesh  00

Game 5   India 8 Nepal 00

Game 6   Iran 8 Bangaladesh 4

Game 7 -Semi 1   Sri Lanka 10 Iran 2

Game 8- Semi 2   Pakistan 13 India 2

Game 9- 5th 6th place   Bangaladesh 11 Nepal 4

Game 10- Bronze Medal Game   India 8 Iran 1

Game 11 - Gold Medal Game  Sri Lanka 5 Pakistan  4