Skardu is the capital city of Gilgit Baltistan. It is among the most sought after cities of Pakistan. But now it is going to be a source of sports attraction by becoming the world’s highest baseball field. The National Baseball academy will be launched in Skardu on October 31st.
WBSC which is the World Baseball Softball Confederation started that Skardu city is the most attractive place for tourists because of the K2 mountain range and it is the tallest place across the globe. Soon we will be having baseball matches here
Recently, an international sports body claimed that Skardu was the highest field for a baseball tournament because of being 7310 feet in height. Till yet, the highest field for baseball with an altitude of5130 feet is considered to be Denver in the USA, within the state of Colorado.
Various sports-related activities were going to be held this month in Skardu and Gilgit according to Pakistan Federation of Baseball. Furthermore, it also announced the launch of the National Baseball Academy in the city of tourism.
A baseball match was declared to be held on October 29 and 30 among the residents of the district played between four teams, whereas an exposition match would be played between Pakistan Greens and Pakistan Whites on 31st October. This will include Pakistan’s International players
Following that, on November 3, another exhibition baseball contest will be held between the two teams in Gilgit.
“Indeed, Presence of highest baseball ground of the world is an honor for Pakistan “, stated by PFB President Syed Fakhar Ali Shah. This will not only promote sports in the country but also it will help in expanding the tourist industry in Pakistan.