Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing it to run the bases-having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs".

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How to Play

01. Gather nine players
- You will need at least nine people to be able to field a team for defense.

02. Assign the pitcher and catcher
- The pitcher is the player who stands in the middle of the field and throws the ball to the batter.

03. Select the infielders
- The players in the infield (or the diamond) protect the bases.

04. Choose the outfielders
- The three players in the outfield are the right fielder, center fielder, and left fielder.

05. Place the bases on the field
- There are four bases (first, second, third, and home plate), which are "safe spots" for runners during the game.

06. Set up the pitcher's mound
- The pitcher stands on a mound of dirt in the center on the diamond, approximately 60 feet (18 meters) from home plate.

07. Paint the foul lines
- A baseball that's hit and lands to the left of third base or the right of first base is considered a "foul ball" which invalidates the play.

Vision

To create an environment where inspiration to achieve their dreams is brought to every aspiring Baseball athlete in Sri Lanka 

Mission

We are committed to continuously strengthening our sport and enhancing the quality of sportsmanship to make Sri Lanka amongst the top tier Baseball playing Nations in Asia.  

History

·       The sport was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1985 through the American Embassy with only 4 teams actively participating.

 

·       The first national baseball tournament played way back in 1985 and later the national tournament was held on an annual basis.

 

·       Ten (10) schools started playing in 1992 and Universities began playing Baseball in 2002 at the University of Peradeniya.

 

·       In 2010 the Sri Lanka University team participated in the 5th World University Games in Japan.


·       Opened the Baseball Ground at Diyagama in 2012 with the assistance of JICA and the Japanese Government.


About Us

·       The Sri Lanka Baseball Softball Association (SLBSA) is affiliated with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). SLBSA is also recognized by National Olympic committee (NOC) and it is a National Body approved under the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports. SLBSA has members all over Sri Lanka along with the Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Army, and Sri Lanka Air Force as cooperated members.

 

·       SLBSA was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka with the aim of promoting the game of Baseball all over Sri Lanka at school, university and corporate levels as a sport. Baseball is now a medal event in the Asian Games, World Games, and the Olympic Games.

 

·       Baseball is a relatively young sport which began in 1869. In a short time, it become the 2nd highest paid sport in the world for endorsements and sponsorships.

 

·       The sport was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1985 through the American Embassy with only 4 teams actively participating.

 

·       Over the years, albeit with limited infrastructure and support, the sport of Baseball has steadily grown in Sri Lanka with the national Baseball team now ranked 36th globally amongst sporting giants such as US, Japan etc.

 

·       Sri Lanka is also the 2nd highest ranked team in West Asia behind Pakistan whom they beat in the finals of the 2019 West Asia Games.

 

·       With the national team’s achievements and stable progression of the sport in the country, the regional Baseball association awarded Sri Lanka the privilege of hosting the prestigious West Asia Baseball Games 2019.

Sports Associations Details

President

NameTelephone
Mr. Fazil Hussain077 - 7729010


Executive Vice President

NameTelephone

Hon. Mayantha Dissanayake MP

Hisham Jamaldeen

077-7515181

077-9123104


Vice President

NameTelephone

Air Cmdr Sujeevan Senarathne

077-2229210


Secretary

NameTelephone
Mr. Rajith Rathnayake077 - 7634104


Treasurer

NameTelephone
Mr. Pubudu Kodikara077 - 7902638


Coordinator

NameTelephone
Mr. Manoj Fernando077 -3514175


Director – Men’s Baseball Senior League

NameTelephone
Mr. Chanaka Rathnayake077 -7196850


Director - Little League

NameTelephone
Mr. Sanka Abeywickrama071 –8388649


Director - Ladies Baseball & Softball

NameTelephone
Mr. Sugath Dissanayaka077 - 7902638


Federation/Association Address

Address
22, Austin Place, Colombo 08


Federation/Association Tel No

Telephone no
077 - 7729010
077 - 7634104


Email
Slabsa@yahoo.com