Pakistan Federation aims to increase baseball's exposure at Shandur Festival

Pakistan Federation aims to increase baseball's exposure at Shandur Festival
18/11/2020
The opportunity was discussed between Pakistan Federation Baseball Secretary-General Syed Fakhar Ali Shah and Hussain Ali, Director General Sports of Gilgit-Baltistan (pictured above).

The Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB) has announced that men's and women's baseball will be part of next Summer's Shandur Festival following the successful initiatives that took the game to Gilgit Baltistan, including mile high baseball.

Pakistan Federation promoting baseball in Gilgit-Baltistan
Mile High baseball games staged in Pakistan

PFB Secretary-General Syed Fakhar Ali Shah met with Hussain Ali, the Director-General Sports of Gilgit-Baltistan to highlight the recent efforts and announced the intention to involve both Pakistan's Men's and Women's National Teams for next year's events.

Mr Hussain Ali guaranteed full cooperation and welcomed the idea to invite delegations from the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA).

The Shandur Festival takes place from 7 to 9 July each year at the Shandur Pass, located in between Pakistan's Chitral District and the Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a flat plateau at an elevation of 3,700 metres (or 12,139 feet) that can be crossed between late April and early November.