Assam to introduce baseball in schools

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GUWAHATI: The state directorate of higher education has requested schools to introduce baseball on their campuses. India is presently ranked under 50 within the recreation in world rankings.

"The prospects of the sport (baseball) are very promising as India is at present ranked under 50 on the planet rankings and has gained the gold and bronze medal in Iran and Pakistan in 2016," director of upper schooling BL Sarma stated.


The choice was taken maintaining the 2020 Japan Olympics in thoughts. Specialists stated the similarities between cricket and baseball might encourage extra individuals to take up baseball.
The upper schooling directorate, that appears after the school affairs within the state, has urged the principals of all schools of Assam to introduce and promote the sport as a daily sporting occasion within the school in view of the truth that baseball has now been launched within the upcoming 2020 Olympics to be held in Japan.
The Assam Baseball Association, acknowledged by the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports activities, has already taken up promotion of the sport within the state, with chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal because the chief patron of the affiliation.
Sources within the schooling division stated that since sports activities is but to start out as common exercise alongside classroom educating on the school degree in Assam, the upper schooling directorate's initiative might usher in a change within the state's sporting area if an analogous technique is adopted for different video games.

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