Karachi to face Mumbai in first-ever baseball clash

The match will be part of a league called Baseball United

By Web Desk
August 18, 2023
The India-Pakistan match will be part of the four-team tournament - Baseball United

The Mumbai Cobras will face Karachi Monarchs during Baseball United’s first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and Indian Sub-continent.

The match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium — a cricket pitch that Baseball United will transform into a baseball field — on November 10, 2023.

The India-Pakistan match will be part of the four-team tournament, which will take place from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12 in Dubai.

“Mumbai vs Karachi might be the most epic way to open any sports league,” said Kash Shaikh, Baseball United President, CEO, and majority owner. “When teams from those two nations compete in cricket, nearly 500 million people watch. If we can inspire even a small fraction of that viewership, it will be an incredible stage for baseball in the region. And from an attendance standpoint, we are looking forward to welcoming baseball fans from all walks of life – and from dozens of different countries – to enjoy this classic showdown.”

The player draft for the event will be held on September 19.

The remainder of the tournament will include a double-header on Saturday, November 11, beginning with the Karachi Monarchs facing the Abu Dhabi Falcons. The second game will feature the Mumbai Cobras versus the home team, Dubai Wolves.

The final match of the tournament will feature Dubai Wolves taking on the Abu Dhabi Falcons on Sunday.

Baseball United will also organise a concert on all three days following the evening games. The concerts will begin roughly 45 minutes following the end of the game. Fans who have tickets to the game will be allowed to attend that evening’s concert at no extra charge. Performers for the concert will be announced next month.

“We are working hard to bring baseball, music, and entertainment together in a fun, family-friendly environment,” said Shaikh. “There will be a price point for everyone, with great seats available across the transformed ‘ballpark.’ And everyone who attends will become a part of history, as we bring professional baseball here to the Middle East and South Asia for the first time. Tickets will go on sale soon, and I really encourage all baseball and sports fans to join us for a great experience.”