KARACHI: Pakistan women’s baseball team has achieved a huge feat as they have qualified for the Women’s Baseball World Cup for the first time. The World Cup is to take place in Gijang City of South Korea from 3rd September to 11th September.
In order to get the Pakistani girls prepared for the mega event, the Pakistan Federation Baseball has decided to take two foreign female baseball coaches onboard.
The PFB president, Syed Khawar Shah told Express Tribune, “We have planned to appoint two international women coaches who will improve the performance of the team and prepare for their debut World Cup campaign.”
The coaches will work especially on the fitness of the players as it is not as good as other international teams, “As compared to other nations, our team is not as physically fit, but they have still succeeded in qualifying for the World Cup.”
At a time, where Pakistani athletes are finding it hard to get directly qualified to the Rio Olympics 2016, these girls have done a tremendous job.
There will be 12 teams competing in the tournament, Pakistan has been placed in the Group A with Korea, Vanezuela and Cuba. In the Group B, there are Japan, which has won the most number of World Cups with four, Canada, Netherlands and India. Group C has the strong side of United States, Australia, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong.
The PFB president further revealed, “These 25 players will be trained by international coaches for two months and then the final squad will be named before the team departs for Korea in the first week of September.”