Indian women’s softball team set to debut at Asian Games

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Softball Affiliation of India (SBAI) on Monday introduced a 16-member Indian girls’s staff, which is all set to make its debut on the upcoming Asian Video games to be held in Hangzhou, China.

India's wild card admission was approved by Softball Asia's executive committee in February this year
India’s wild card admission was permitted by Softball Asia’s government committee in February this yr

With softball making its debut on the continental occasion, beginning on September 23, SBAI introduced the squad together with a standby and three reserves, which was chosen after trials for the possible’s record, adopted by a two-week teaching camp-cum-trials held in Delhi in June-July.

Contemplating the Indian girls’s softball staff’s common participation within the Asian championships, Softball Asia granted a wild card entry to India.

India’s wild card admission was permitted by Softball Asia’s government committee in February this yr, SBAI stated in a media launch.

“The participation of the Indian girls’s softball staff within the Asian Video games signifies the chance for our gamers to shine and show their mettle in opposition to one of the best groups within the continent,” SBAI president Neetal Narang stated.

“Furthermore, this milestone additionally holds the promise of inspiring future generations of younger athletes, notably women, to take up softball as a sport of selection,” she added.

Reigning nationwide champions Maharashtra contributed the utmost variety of gamers (5) within the Indian staff.

Kerala and Punjab contributed three and two women, respectively, whereas there’s a participant every from Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.

Softball was a medal sport on the Tokyo Olympics and it’ll additionally characteristic on the 2028 Los Angeles Video games.

“Performing on the Asian Video games is our first step and comes with an enormous accountability as we aspire to be a robust staff forward of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

“We’re taking Hangzhou as a robust platform in the direction of our objective of qualifying for the 2028 Olympics,” Narang added.



Aishwarya Ramesh Puri, Aishwarya Sunil Bodke, Monali Mansing Natu, Swapnali C. Waydnade, Saee Anil Joshi, Anjali Pallikkara, Stephy Saji, Rinta Cheriyan, Mamatha Guguloth, Ganga Sona, Mamta Minhas, Sandeep Kaur, Kumari Manisha, Isha, Swetasini Sabar, Nitya Malvi, Priyanka Baghel (standby).

Reserves: Manisha Kumari, Priti Verma, Chitra.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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