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Jul 06, 2018

Sri Lankan to officiate International Baseball C'ship

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and International University Sport Federation (FISU ) have appointed a Sri Lankan as an official umpire for the FISU World University Championship which will be held in Chiyai, Taiwan from 6-15 July 2018.

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.

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