Home run in Capital marks United Nations’s 70th anniversary

first_imgThe 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations was marked in the Capital by US Ambassador Richard Verma with a baseball tournament at Leo Flanagan ball field in Chanakyapuri on Sunday.The afternoon match was played between Modern Barakhama Warriors and Firangis (an international mixed team with players from Japanese, American and British schools as well as children from Indian government schools). Warriors MSBK lost by 9-2 from Firangis. Another game was played after the match, between the Eagles and the Rajputs. The Rajputs won on a walk-off hit by Yuki Miyashita in the bottom of the 6th.The finals will now be held in February next year.The sports event was organised with New Delhi Little League and Grand Slam Baseball, an enterprise that offers baseball training to children in India. The organisation operates in and around Delhi-NCR.Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador said, “Standing here today I see young people from the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Latin America, and of course so many students from India, all playing this great game. It’s wonderful how sports bring people from across the world together.”Meanwhile, Director of UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman said, “I believe wholeheartedly in sports as a medium for bringing out the best in children. The United Nations promotes sports for peace and development and we at UNIC have taken successful initiatives in many parts of India, in football and in cricket. As such, we are so happy that today, on UN’s 70th birthday, we are able to add baseball to this list and are seeing a mini-United Nations team.”advertisementlast_img read more