Karachi: Pakistan softball head coach Asif Azeem said that Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) has started planning for South West Asia Women Softball Championship to feature a strong outfit in the tournament.
Pakistan is scheduled to host the event in Karachi from September 10-13. Teams from India, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq will be participating in the tournament.
Asif, who is also secretary of Sindh Softball Association (SSA), said that the federation is endeavoring to prepare a strong team for the inaugural South West Asia Women Softball Championship.
“We will organize a preparatory camp in August. We have already prepared a pool of top national players, which we identified during last month’s National Championship held in Rawalpindi,” Asif said.
He added that they were looking forward to prepare strong team for a forceful show in the team since it is the first time that Pakistan will be organizing such an event in which five countries will be participating.
He further said that Softball Confederation of Asia (SCA) President Dato Low Beng Choo will also come to Pakistan during the tournament.
“She has also assured us that SCA will also send qualified international coaches and umpires to Pakistan to conduct coaching and umpiring courses here,” he said.
Chief Selector Maroof-ul-Hasan said that organizing this tournament was a privilege for Pakistan and they would do their best to organize this tournament in a befitting manner.
“By organizing this event successfully, we will be able to portray a good image of Pakistan in the world, which will prove helpful in paving the way for more international events in the country,” he said.
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