Sri Lanka
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Country Sri Lanka
ConfederationWBSC Asia
WBSC ranking 41 Decrease 1 (11 August 2021)[1]

The Sri Lanka national baseball team[2] is the national baseball team of Sri Lanka. Baseball was introduced to Sri Lanka in the mid 1980s. American Baseball coach Jim Dimick[3] was the first official coach to teach the game to the players. The team represents Sri Lanka in international competitions. Sri Lanka took part in the first ever Asian Baseball Cup, which was held in Philippines in 1995. Twenty four countries belong to the Baseball Federation of Asia. In May 2009, Sri Lanka qualified for the Semi-finals of the Asian Baseball Championship for the first time.[4] In July 2019, Sri Lanka became the champions of the West Asia Baseball Cup by defeating Iran and Pakistan in the semifinals and finals respectively.[5]



References

  1. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 11 August 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  2. ^ Sri Lanka National Baseball Team retrieved 11 April 2013
  3. ^ Coach strikes a pose Michael Vitez, philly.com 31 July 1990 retrieved 11 April 2013
  4. ^ Sri Lanka qualifies for semis at Asian Baseball Championship
  5. ^ Ranasinghe, Dinushki (20 July 2019). "Sri Lanka crowned champions of West Asia". ThePapare.com. Retrieved 21 July 2019.