November 10, 2019
LAHORE: Pakistan women baseball team left for China on Wednesday to feature in the 2nd Asian Women’s Baseball Championship to be held in Chinese city Zhongshan from November 9 to 16.
According to Syed Fakhr Ali Shah, President of Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB), Pakistan women’s teams from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Philippines and India are participating in the tournament.
The teams have been divided into two groups. Group A comprises Japan, China, India and Pakistan while Group B includes teams from Taiwan, Korea, Hong and the Philippines.
The Pakistan tea will play their first match against China on the November 9, second match against Japan on the 10th and third match against India on the 11th.
Before leaving for China, the national women baseball team met with chief guest Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Vice Chairman Rao Zahid Qayyum. The PFB chief welcomed the guest and introduced the team and officials with the chief guest. Notable present on the occasion were team leader Muhammad Hamood Lakhvi, team manager Mrs Hummera Kamran, team coaches Tariq Nadeem and Ahsan Farid, president and founder of Global Sports Partners Steve De Vos and representative Josh Germany.
Pakistan team will be led by Minahil Ahmed while Aisha Kiran is the vice captain. The other players are Rabia Karim, Amna Javed, Najma Bibi, Bakhtawar Iqbal, Maria Nazir Cheema, Rahat Zainab, Roheed Akhtar, Zoya Sattar, Saman, Aqeela Zafar, Mehvish Ghulam, Sumba, Nida Akram, Hoorain Hafeez and Rabia Basri