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SASL Asia Cup

South Asian Sports World Cup of Softball

Brought to you by the Asian Advisory Agency of Nassau County

Mitchell Field served as the host of the 2nd SASN World Cup of Softball. This event was brought to you by the South Asian Sports Network and the Asian Advisory Agency of Nassau County. The event brought together members from various countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Phillippines
  • USA
  • West Indies

We were joined by esteemed guests:

  • Kevin Thomas – NYS Senator
  • Patrick Ryder – Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department
  • Bobby Kalotee – Chairman of the Nassau County Human Rights Commission of Nassau County
  • Dr. Isma Chaudhry – Chairwoman of the Asian Advisory Agency of Nassau County
  • Legislature – Ellen Birnbaum

The event started with the opening match of Bangladesh against China. The teams played against each other do determine their rankings. Once the rankings were determined we went into the playoffs.

Going into the playoffs the #1 seed was Phillippines who had surprised the observers. They vastly improved over 2017. The second seed Pakistan and the third seed was the West Indies who were one of the surprises of the tournament.

The final 4 were

  • West Indies
  • USA
  • Afghanistan
  • Italy

The finals were Afghanistan vs USA and the skies opened up and thunder started. The tournament was stopped with Afghanistan winning 4-1 – in the 3rd inning. The tournament ended in a tie.

We wanted to specifically thank our sponsors:

SASN would like to thank HAB Bank for their continued support of the SASN.
They were an amazing partner and gave away a brand new television! We thank them for not only their sponsorship but their active participation in joining us
We would like to thank Zara for their continued support of this tournament
We wanted to thank Tony for his continued support of this tournament
We wanted to thank them for their continued support as they are a sponsor for the second tournament in a row
We would like to specifically thank Charley Robinson of Iconoclast for all of his hard work in designing the jerseys and banners