WBSC Executive Board focuses on Tokyo Olympics in first meeting of the year

Softball will be the first sport played at the Olympic Games – starting two days before the Opening Ceremony – at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium (pictured) as a symbol of recovery and resurgence in the region, 10 years after the devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. “The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will of course […]

WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups postponed

PULLY, Switzerland / TIJUANA, Mexico; 23 February 2021 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has asked the Tijuana Organizing Committee and the Mexican government to postpone the 2021 WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup® and the U-15 Baseball World Cup to later this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated international travel restrictions. […]

WBSC President Fraccari Op-Ed: 200 days to Tokyo 2020 and baseball-softball’s Olympic comeback

With 4 January, 2021 marking 200 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari looks ahead to baseball and softball’s exciting Olympic return and their bright future beyond: As the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and global baseball-softball community moves into 2021, we start the year […]

SA India successfully organise umpires course

  Softball Association of India successfully organised the ‘National Level Online Softball Umpire and Scorer exam 2021 on 31st of January. This program was was officially announced on 16th January and 8 days given to register nationwide. For registration process Google was used as as an online platform. All the state secretaries and respective district […]

Postponement of Asia Cup Baseball5 tournaments

The WBSC (World Baseball Softball Confederation) has given Softball Asia notice that the calendars for the WBSC Baseball5 World Cups has been changed to start in 2022 as follows: Baseball5 (Open category) World Cup to be held in even years, on a bi-annual basis, starting from 2022 and then 2024, 2026, etc. • Baseball5 (Youth […]

Lee, Chong-Hoon was elected president of Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA)

On January 12, the Korea Baseball Softball Association held the presidential election, Lee, Chong-hoon was elected as the 24th president of the Korea Baseball Softball Association(KBSA). In the election held by online voting due to COVID-19, he won with 86 out of 177 valid votes, overtaking other two candidates. Mr. Lee previously served as a […]

Beng Choo Low: 2020 accelerates adaptation and progress for international baseball/softball

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Secretary General Beng Choo Low reflects on the many challenges and triumphs of 2020 in the following end-of-year message to National Baseball and Softball Federations, Continental Associations and Associate Members: 2020 has been very tough for all of us due to the pandemic. It has shed a light on both […]

The Chinese Softball College officially established at Nanjing Tech University

The Chinese Softball Association (CSA) signed a cooperation agreement with Jiangsu Provincial Sports Bureau, Jiangsu Provincial Education Department and Nanjing Tech University on December 19, 2020. The four entities agreed to build the Chinese Softball College. The Chinese Softball College includes talent cultivation, training and competition, scientific research, social service, foreign exchange and cultural transmission. […]

End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to the global Baseball Softball community

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Faccari addresses baseball and softball leaders, players, media and fans around the world in the following end-of-year address: Dear baseball and softball athletes, leaders, WBSC partners, media representatives, and fans around the world, We have reached the end a year that will surely remain etched in the minds […]

In Memoriam

Yan Fang, WBSC Softball Hall of Famer, former Chinese Softball Team Captain, silver medalist of Atlanta Olympic Games, founder of Yan Fang Softball Fund passed away on Feb. 8, 2020 after a long time fighting with cancer. Yan Fang, born in Beijing in 1969 was an outstanding female softball player, former captain of Chinese national […]