Asahi Shimbun newspaper calls for Japanese Government to cancel Olympics

Asahi Shimbun has called for Tokyo 2020 to be cancelled ©Getty Images Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper has called for the cancellation of Tokyo 2020 in an editorial, citing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 sponsor said the spread of COVID-19 has not stopped and that an extension of the state of […]

Obituary

The Softball Asia president, executive Committee members and affiliates express their deepest condolences to Mr See Kok Wooi, President of Softball Association Malaysia, on the demise of his father, See Hua Chai, today. May his soul rest in peace.

New dates announced for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022

The WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup has been shifted from February next year to November to give more certainty to competing countries. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), in conjunction with Softball New Zealand and the Local Organising Committee, today announced new dates for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022. The premier international men’s […]

Baseball 5 Launch

Date: 10 and 11 April 2021 Number of teams: 14 As WBSC President, Mr Riccardo Fraccari, elegantly puts it, Baseball5 is a new five-on-five, five-inning street version of the game of Baseball/Softball that can be played anywhere. This faster urban discipline will help drive baseball and softball to new places not possible before. SBSA has […]

Coaching Accreditation

Date: 27 February to 20 April 2021 Number of Pax: 20 The SBSA Level 1 (L1) Coaching Accreditation Assessment was conducted on 27 February 21 and, due to bad weather over subsequent weekends, concluding on 20 April 2021. A number of officials from CoachSG were involved in validating the assessment along with SBSA’s national coaches, […]

100 days to go until softball at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games WBSC launches new podcast series – The Global Game

PULLY, Switzerland; 12 April 2021 — With today marking 100 days until softball opens the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on 21 July, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of The Global Game, a monthly WBSC podcast featuring insight and interviews with the biggest personalities in […]

Jiangsu wins 12th consecutive Chinese Women’s National Softball Championship

A total of ten teams participated in the event held by the Chinese Softball Association in Hongge Training Center, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province from 27 March to 2 April. Jiangsu team defeated Sichuan with a big score (16-0) in the final and won their 12th national champions in a row since 2010. In all, ten provincial teams participated in the […]

Japan unveils Olympic softball roster for Tokyo 2020

Head coach Reika Utsugi announced the 15 athletes to represent Japan in softball’s much-awaited Olympic return in Tokyo. “I want to believe in the players and do my best, with all my heart, so I can meet everyone’s expectations,” she said. Japan Softball Association (JSA) announced today in Tokyo the final Olympic roster to represent […]