Baseball United Sets Date for the Announcement of its First Franchise
The initial franchise will be the first of four franchises announced by the new Dubai-based professional baseball league this year
Published May 10, 2023
Dubai, UAE (May 10, 2023) - Baseball United, the first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, announced that it will reveal its first-ever franchise on Monday, May 15th, 2023. The franchise will be the first professional baseball team in the history of the region.
“We are very excited to share the city and team that will be the first to carry the Baseball United banner,” said Kash Shaikh, President, CEO and Co-Owner of Baseball United. “This announcement is a huge milestone for our league, our players, our coaches, and – most importantly – our fans. A lot of work and a great deal of planning has gone into this selection. It’s a big deal. This is history, and I can’t wait to share the news.”
Baseball United will announce its first four franchises this year, with all four competing in its Dubai Showcase in November. Baseball United franchises will all be located within Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations and South Asia, which collectively has a population of two billion people.
GCC countries include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Baseball United has defined its South Asian footprint to include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives.
The official franchise announcement will occur via Baseball United social media channels, website, and through several international media outlets.
About Baseball United
Baseball United is the first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, beginning play November 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Our mission is to inspire one billion new fans to fall in love with baseball. The ownership group includes award-winning business leaders and inspiring baseball legends, including Mariano Rivera, Barry Larkin, Adrián Beltré, and Felix Hernandez. In addition to our professional league, the Baseball United ecosystem spans youth development, federation partnerships, media and content production, merchandise, and non-profit outreach. With over 30 nationalities represented on our team rosters and a new suite of entertainment-based game changes, Baseball United is working to create a new future for baseball in one of the fastest growing and most culturally rich regions in the world.
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