MLB Cup returns to India with More Than 160 Teams
After a successful first edition of the MLB Cup last year in India, the stage is set for the return of MLB Cup once again – this time, bigger and better.
From a 12-team invitational tournament, MLB Cup 2022 has grown to host more than 160 teams participating in this year’s event. The tournament, which will be held across eight different venues starting today, will see young baseball players in the age group of 8 to 12 showcasing their skills in a league-style baseball tournament.
The first five legs of the tournament will take place across Indore, Kolhapur, Kerala, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Of the 162 teams that have registered for the tournament, the top 16 teams will be invited to an all-inclusive Final tournament in Noida in December.
Speaking on the MLB Cup 2022, Major League Baseball India’s Business Manager, Ryo Takahashi said, “When we conducted our first MLB Cup in India amid the pandemic, we were encouraged to see the response from the baseball fans in the country. This time around, the excitement around the tournament and the significant increase in teams has further cemented our belief that India can be a big growth region for the sport.”
David Palese, Manager, Baseball Development, Major League Baseball India further added: ” With the kind of response we have received from MLB Cup 2022, we are confident baseball has a place here in India. We are excited to see the young prospects who will compete in the tournament this year.”
Please find attached images from the MLB Cup 2021.
|Indore||Chiman Bagh Ground Indore, Madhya Pradesh||12th – 15th October|
|South Maharashtra||Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra||16th – 21st October|
|Kerala||Calicut University Malappuram, Kerala||22nd – 23rd October|
|Hyderabad||Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium Hyderabad, Telangana||28th – 30th October|
|Mumbai||Rajhans Vidyalaya Mumbai, Maharashtra||3rd – 6th November|
|Bengaluru||Delhi Public School East Bengaluru, Karnataka||5th – 6th November|
|Delhi NCR||Shri Ram Global School Delhi, Delhi||7th – 10th November|
|North Maharashtra||Sanjivani College of Engineering Kopargaon, Ahmednagar Maharashtra||10th – 14th November|
|Bengaluru||Delhi Public School East Bengaluru, Karnataka||12th – 14th November|