Baseball pro eyes switch to cricket

UK-Japan News February 2018

The former baseball player Shogo Kimura is attempting to make the switch into cricket, the first Japanese player to do so, the Daily Mail reported on 28 January.

This came about after Japan Cricket Association asked Nippon Professional Baseball if a player would be willing to take on the challenge, and Kimura’s name came up. He has trained at Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, a city that aims to be the home of cricket in Japan.

He played for the Yokohama BayStars, Hiroshima Carp and Seibu Lions in a career spanning 2003 to 2017.