A member of the Hong Kong team has been shot whilst competing in the 2010 IBAF Womens World Cup.
Earlier today (Friday afternoon, South American time) in
At this stage there are still a number of unconfirmed details as to how and why this incident happened; and to what condition the player is currently in.
We can confirm that Team Australia were at the stadium when this incident occurred; although they were not playing in the game in which this incident happened, they were at the facility preparing for their game which was scheduled to commence on the same field after the Hong Kong game.
Needless to say, the game was abandoned and all teams were ushered immediately back to their hotels under tight security.
We can confirm that Team Australia is safe and well in their hotel.
The Australian Baseball Federation (ABF) has kept in constant communication with the Team, and has contacted the families of the Australian players to reassure them of the team’s safety.
The ABF has also been liaising with the tournament host – the International Baseball Federation – as well as the Australian Government. The Australian Embassy in the region has been alerted, and are assisting in determining options for the situation moving forward.
Naturally, once we have received more details the ABF will; in consultation with the Australian Government; make a decision and the necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of the Australians.
The Australian Baseball Federation is obviously concerned about the welfare of the player involved. This is a very unfortunate and surprising incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with the
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