By European Softball Federation, www.europeansoftball.org
WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup in 2020 will consist of 12 teams. Two of them will be representatives of the European continent.
Therefore, the ESF calls for National Teams to enter the U-18 Men’s Qualifier.
The event should be held in September or October 2019
The tournament is expected to take four playing days and only male players born in 2001 and younger are eligible to be rostered for this Qualifier.
At the same time, the ESF opens the bidding process for hosting the Qualifier.
Deadline for submitting both – entries and bids – is April 15, 2019.
If only two or less entries are received, the qualifier event will be canceled and the two teams will take the two WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup spots.
If there are no bids for organizing this event, the ESF will use the European Softball Ranking 2018 – see here to slove the situation.
The whole situation around the U18 MQ will be evaluated at the ESF Board Meeting on April 28, when the final decision will be made.