ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The 12th West Asia Baseball Cup is underway in Islamabad, Pakistan. The five team tournament is hosted by defending champion Pakistan with Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India also participating.
Day 1 opened up with a single match between host Pakistan taking on Iraq. It was not a close one as the defending champs took down Iraq 20-0.
Day 2 had new Iran National Team manager Toma Irokawa managing his first game against India. Iran, ranked No. 49 in the world rankings, demolished unranked India 15-0. A strong showing for Irokawa’s first game.
The lone game today has both winless teams facing off with one another in India versus Iraq. However, heavy rain has postponed the game.
12th West Asia Baseball Cup Schedule:
Monday February 23rd
Pakistan 20, Iraq 0
Tuesday February 24th
Iran 15, India 0
Wednesday February 25th
India vs. Iraq – postponed due to rain
Thursday February 26th
India vs. Iraq
Pakistan vs. Iran
Friday February 27th
Iran vs. Iraq
Pakistan vs. India
12th West Asia Baseball Cup Standings:
1. Pakistan 1-0
1. Iran 1-0
3. India 0-1
3. Iraq 0-1
Photo courtesy Pakistan Federation Baseball
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.