Baseball: Japanese Girl Breaks Rule By Going On Field

Baseball: Japanese girl breaks rule by going on field

TOKYO, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 5th Augst,2016) - A Japanese high school girl who violated a rule banning females from being on a baseball field where boys are playing or practising has sparked debate in the country. Momona Shuto, a third-year student at Oita High School in southwestern Japan and an assistant for its baseball team, was helping during a team practice session at Koshien Stadium in preparation for Japan's annual summer tournament, which starts on Sunday.

Wearing a team uniform, she had been throwing balls and assisting the team with batting practice -- all part of her normal job -- when she was ordered off the field by tournament officials earlier this week. The school team's manager subsequently issued an apology, but the Japan High School Baseball Federation, which organises the tournament and sets the rules, defended its position, saying the ban was purely for safety reasons.