First Fully Sponsored Baseball Championship in Sri Lanka
Japanese Ambassador Pledges Support
January 12, 2012 Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball/Softball Association organized the LG Challenge Trophy at the Colombo University ground, participated by 23 teams on January 6, 7 and 8 and Ranabima Baseball Club Kandy emerged as winner by 11 to 9 against Old Royalists followed by Maroons Baseball Club and Sri Lanka Army Baseball Club.
The Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mr. Nobuhito Hobo was the Chief Guest and commented at the Award Presentation Ceremony that “We will help and improve and please count on our support in this.”
Baseball was introduced to Sri Lanka in the mid 80’s by the U.S. Embassy and Japan holds a very close relationship to improve and encourage Baseball in Sri Lanka.
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