PFB chalks out plan for Development of baseball in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Sohail Ali

LAHORE, Oct 14 (APP):Keeping in view the vision of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan
to promote tourism in Pakistan, the Pakistan Federation Baseball is keen for
the development of baseball in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Gilgit-Baltistan is famous in all over the world for its tourism. Every year thousands
of tourists from all over the world come here for tourism.

Syed Fakhar Ali Shah, President, Pakistan Baseball Federation, said that here on
Wednesday that Mir Afzal Khan, Chief Minister, Gilgit-Baltistan, who recently visited
Olympic House and discussed issues related to the promotion and development of
sports including baseball in Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said under its development plan the Pakistan Federation Baseball is organizing the
following activities regarding the development of baseball in Gilgit-Baltistan:

The first Gilgit-Baltistan Inter-District Baseball Championship will be held from
October 29 to 31 in Skardu. Teams from 4 districts will participate in the championship.
The National Baseball Academy will be inaugurated on November 1 in Skardu.

Pakistan Federation Baseball will provide equipment for the training of players.
An exhibition match of baseball will be played between Pakistan Green and Pakistan
White teams on November 1 in Skardu. Players of Pakistan’s national baseball team
will take part in this match.

The second baseball exhibition match between Pakistan Green and Pakistan White
will be played in Gilgit on November 2.

“For the training of Gilgit-Baltistan players and coaches, PFB will organize a baseball
coaching course in Gilgit from November 3 to 4 under the supervision of qualified coaches.
At the end of the course, participants will be given a certificate“, he said adding “by holding
these events would go a long way in developing baseball in an area like Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan Federation Baseball is going to hold a baseball match at the highest place in
the world in which famous players of Pakistan National Baseball Team will take part.