Karachi: Softball Federation of Pakistan SFP will conduct trials on September 7 here at KGA Gymkhana and at Punjab University Ground in Lahore to select players for the final national camp for Asian Men’s Junior Softball Championship to be held in Thailand this December.
“In the first phase, the trials will be conducted in Karachi and Lahore simultaneously on September 7 for Sindh and Punjab players,” Sindh Softball Association SSA Secretary Asif Azeem told PPI.
He said that soon in the second phase trials would be conducted in KPK and Balochistan to select players from those provinces as well.
“The final training camp of the selected players would be organized here in Karachi in mid November and the final squad would leave for Thailand from here,” he added.
He said that this would be the first time ever that a Pakistan U19 team would participate in Asian U19 Championship.
“Participation in the Asian Championship would help our players gain confidence and learn from our Asian counterparts. The morale and interest of our players would also be boasted,” Asif said.
He said that SFP has been making efforts to help softball flourish in the country and sending a youth team to Asian Championship is a part of that effort.
The interested players are advised to contact coordinator Mohammad Zeeshan Merchant for registration latest by September 5 for trials in Karachi.