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Nov '19 22

Seven new members join WBSC family

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Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation

The WBSC welcomed seven new members to its family during a dynamic 3rd World Congress held in Sakai, Japan on Thursday.

The new members (listed below) were unanimously voted in by the WBSC Congress, bringing the total number of WBSC member federations to 200 plus 13 associate members:

  • Bermuda Baseball
  • Laos Baseball
  • Benin Baseball & Softball
  • Bangladesh Baseball & Softball
  • Palestine Baseball & Softball
  • Egypt Baseball & Softball
  • Kosovo Baseball & Softball

The Nauru Federation was earlier elected out of the office following a recommendation by their NOC on the grounds of inactivity.

A total of 330 delegates representing 138 member organizations (including associate members) from 97 countries and regions attended the 2019 WBSC Congress, which received a presentation from the Italian Association Baseball Played From Blind providing federations with a Paralympic opportunity going forward. WBSC also offered to support any federations willing to proceed in this direction.

The WBSC Congress finished with its Annual Awards as per the following:

Category Year Name Country
Player 2019 Hikaru Matsuda JPN
Player 2018 Haylie Ann McCleney USA
Coach 2019 Julio Ismael Gamarci ARG
Coach 2018 Kenneth Scott Eriksen USA
Umpire 2019 David Selden III USA
Umpire 2018 Kyira Cox AUS
Federation 2019 China CHN
Federation 2018 Mexico MEX

The other top news from the 2019 WBSC Congress in Sakai, Japan was:

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