3rd and Final day of the 55th BFA/JABA Umpiring School

3rd and final day of the BFA/JABA umpiring camp has been concluded very successfully.
Foreign Umpires from Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated the camp. Our own Mr.Sujeewa Wijayanayake was the only foreign umpire who took part the umpiring school as an instructor and it is a great honour for Sri Lanka.

Mr.Koji Aso, Chairman Rules and Umpiring Committee, Baseball Federation of Japan has arrived to the venue on the final day and it was a great honour to all the participants. Mr.Koji Aso visited Sri Lanka during the opening of the first ever Baseball ground and conducted a really good one day umpiring camp for our budding umpires with the assistant of other Japanese umpires and Mr. Sujeewa Wijayanayake.

It is reported that Mr.Koji Aso and our own Mr. Sujeewa Wijayanayake have jointly presented few umpiring equipments to Mr.Malindu Hewage who represented Sri Lanka for the camp. Our inquiries from Mr.Sujeewa Wijayanayake, reveals that Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball/Softball Association will be invited for the next years umpiring school too due to the impressive development in game of Baseball in Sri Lanka which have been eye witnessed by the Japanese delegates including Mr.Koji Aso during their visit. Further Mr.Koji Aso and all other instructors really impressed about the umpiring skills of Mr.Malindu Hewage and all of them would like to give more opportunities to us for develop the game.

Mr.Yasuma Watanabe, former Baseball coach of Sri Lanka was also present at the venue and delighted the visit of Mr.Malindu Hewage and he wish to help us in future with Mr.Sujeewa Wijayanayake.

We, Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball/Softball Association thank Mr.Kazuhiro Tawa and other officials of JABA, Mr.Koji Aso, Officials of BFA, Mr. Sujeewa Wijayanayake for giving us the opportunity to take part the event and we thank all of the instructors for their untiring efforts in training and all of the participants for their corporation given to the instructors.

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