2017 West Asian Baseball Cup
The 2017 West Asian Baseball Cup is the third West Asian Baseball Cup. It is being held in Islamabad, Pakistan from February 25 to March 1, 2017. Participating teams are Pakistan, Iraq, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Iran. India had to withdraw late due to visa issues. The winner, Sri Lanka, qualified for the 2017 Asian Championship and won a baseball tournament for the first time. It was announced afterwards that the runner-up ( Pakistan) would also get a spot in the Asian Championships, which expanded from six teams in 2015 to eight in 2017.
- Pakistan 16, Nepal 1. Nepal makes its debut in an international tournament with an expected rout at the hands of the hosts and defending champions. 
- Nepal 13, Iraq 3. Nepal wins its first international contest as manager/P Iswar Thapa fans 19 and scored twice.  
- Pakistan 11, Iran 0. Pakistan tops Iran in 7 innings in the semifinals in their closest game yet, while three of their players were injured by hit pitches. 
- Sri Lanka 4, Pakistan 2. After outscoring the opposition 42-1 in the first three games, the hosts are stunned in the championship game by Sri Lanka (which had a 34-0 edge in their two games), ending their run of titles as Sri Lanka became the second nation to win a West Asian Baseball Cup. It was 2-2 after 7 before Sri Lanka pulled ahead. 
Pakistan's teams includes Muhammad Usman, Zafir Afrdi, Arsalan Jamshed, Waseem Ali, Muhammad Rari, Riaz Khan, Faqir Hussain, captain Muhammad Sumair Zawar, Umair Imdad Bhatti, Muhammad Majeed, Amin Afridi and Fazal Khan.
Sri Lanka had Ashan Weerasekara, Sahan Avishka, Sandan, Aruna, captain Akalanka Ranasinghe, Saliya, Dilina and Subash.
Nepal's team had manager-player Iswar Thapa, Anil Paniyar, Jeewan?Neewan? Nath, Achir Karki, Rajesh Basnet, Binod Koirala, Thepa.
Iraq's squad included Jaffar Hussain, Mustafa Layth, Mohamed Abdul Wahab Ali and Martatha Sultan