By Nawaz Gohar
Islamabad:Final Match of 23rd Khawar Shah National Baseball Championship was played between defending Champion Pakistan WAPDA and Pakistan Army. Pakistan Army won the match by 8 – 6 and win Gold, Pakistan WAPDA got Silver and Pakistan Police got Bronze Medal.
The Final Match of the Championship was consists of 9 Innings. Pakistan ARMY beat Pakistan WAPDA by 8 – 6. For Pakistan Army Saqib and Majeed score 2 run each, Arsalan Jamshaid, Ubaidullah, Faqir Hussain and Nazir Ahmed contributed with 1 run each. Arsalan Jamshaid, Faqir Hussain and Nazir Ahmed hit home runs for their team. For WAPDA Fazal ur Rehman and Zakir Afridi score 2 run each, Burhan Johar and Zubair Nawaz contributed with 1 run each. Zakir Afridi hit 2 home runs for his team.
Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Syed Arif Hassan President Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) was the Chief Guest on the Closing Ceremony of the Championship. Mr. Shaukat Javed Chairman Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB), Muhammad Khalid Mahmood Secretary General POA, Brig. Ghulam Jillani Directory Army Sports and Muhammad Jamil Ahmad Rana Secretary General Pakistan Tug of War Federation were also present.
Syed Fakhar Ali Shah President Pakistan Federation Baseball / Executive Director Bahria Town Lahore welcome the Chief Guest and other Guests of Honor.
Brig. Ghulam Jillani awarded Bronze Medal to Pakistan Police Team, Mr. Shaukat Javed awarded Silver Medal to Pakistan WAPDA Team and Syed Arif Hassan awarded Gold Medal and Championship Trophy to Pakistan Army Baseball Team.
Muhammad Usman pitcher Pakistan WAPDA was got Man of the Tournament Khawar Shah Award from the Chief Guest.
At the end talking with media Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Syed Arif Hassan President POA appreciated the game of both teams and wishes that Pakistan Baseball Team bring laurels for Pakistan from abroad. He said that today’s match show the improvement and development of Baseball in Pakistan under the supervision of new leadership.
Syed Fakhar Ali Shah President Pakistan Federation Baseball informed that Federation will hold National Training Camp of Pakistan Baseball Team for the participation in Asian Games 2018 Indonesia at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad.
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