Several countries including USA, Japan, Korea, HongKong, Czech Republic and Russia are set to compete in this tournament.
Mr.Sujeewa Wijayanayake, who was appointed thus, is a former Ananda College Baseball Coach & qualified international baseball umpire from Sri Lanka & Japan.
Mr. Sujeewa is the only international umpire qualified by 2 countries in the world.
Also, he is qualified as an international umpire from the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) & the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).
In this tournament, he is also the only one umpire for nominated by WBSC & FISU.
Mr Sujeewa, who has been working in Japan and umpiring there since 2007, had also met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who had also appreciated the former's performance.