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Amateur Baseball Federation of India

Baseball was introduced in India by the Amateur Baseball Federation of India and established in December 1983 with an object to promote this game. Baseball lovers from Delhi, Manjpur, Haryana, Gujarat, M.P and West Bengal met at Rohtak (Haryana) and agreed to form a baseball federation to promote baseball game through out the country. The Baseball Leaders also agreed that the Federation should become a member of Asian baseball Federation and International Baseball Association. ABFI was approved as a member of B.F.A on 19th Jan 1985 at Seoul. Indian Olympic Association also recognized Amateur Baseball Federation of India
Ist National Baseball Championship was organized by Baseball Association, Delhi from 25th Feb to 28th Feb 1985 at New Delhi. The Federation also introduced this game for women. A.B.F.I was deeply grateful to B.F.A for providing the Baseball equipment.

The Baseball game has been included in the school game by the School Games Federation of India since 1998. The Federation succeeded to introduced Baseball game at Grass Route Level. Sports Authority of India has introduced certificate course for Baseball Coaches at N.I.S Patiala.

At present 26 States/UT are the affiliated member of the Federation. The federation has organized 30 Senior National Baseball Championship, 25 Junior National Championship, 24 Sub-junior National Championship, apart from 13 National Little League Tournament between 11-13 years age group. The Indian team won Bronze medal in 1995 & Silver medal in 1999 in the Asian Cup Baseball championship at Internationals Level. Indian team also participated in "AA" and "AAA" Championship held at Seoul and Taiwan in which Indian team performance was appreciable. The federation has been sending participants under 11 years in the world children Baseball Fair on the invitation from WCBF. The Indian woman team recently participated in 3rd woman world cup at Matsuyama, Japan in 2008.

Important Features of ABFI

  • The Amateur Baseball Federation of India was formed in Dec 1983.
  • First National Baseball Championship was organized in Feb 1985 at New Delhi.
  • The Federation was affiliated with the Baseball Federation of Asia & International Baseball Federation in 1985.
  • The Federation was recognized by National Federation by the Ministry of Y/A & Sports, Govt. of India in 1991.
  • The Indian team participated in the Asian Baseball Championship in 1987 at Tokyo & in 1989 Seoul.
  • The Indian Baseball team won the Bronze Medal in 1st Asian cup Baseball Championship in 1995 held at Manila, Phillipines.
  • The Federation organized 3rd Asian Cup Baseball Championship in 1999 at Chandigarh and got Silver Medal
  • The Federation has sent baseball team 11yr, 15 yr & 17 yr in the Asian Baseball Championship held at Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei in which Indian team performed well.
  • Baseball was introduced in School National Games in 1999 by School Games Federation of India.
  • The Federation was recognized by Indian Olympic association in 2002.
  • SAI Introduced Certificate Course for baseball in NIS in 2003.
  • Baseball Clinic conducted by MLB coaches at Chandigarh in 2006 - Chennai and Hyderabad in 2007

Little League Baseball Tournaments

  • Sub - Junior National Baseball Tournaments
  • Junior National Baseball Tournaments
  • Senior National Baseball Tournaments
  • Federation & Interzonal Baseball Tournaments

Amateur Baseball Federation of India
B - 19 Sushant lok 2 Behind Police station,
Sector - 56 Gurugram - 122011 (Haryana)
Phone : 918890029024, 919165276531 
Email: abfi.secretarygeneral@gmail.com

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