The 12th West Asia Baseball Cup is set to start today in Islamabad, Pakistan. Put on by the Baseball Federation of Asia, five teams will compete for the title.
Pakistan, No. 24 in the world rankings, is the defending champion having won the 2013 edition of the tournament.
Also competing will be Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India. Afghanistan ranks No. 35 in the world rankings while Iran is No. 49. Both Iraq and India are both unranked.
2015 West Asia Baseball Cup Schedule:
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