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Feb '21 24

World Cups Postponed for Germany, Italy (U15), France (Women’s)

Press release from WBSC.

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.

The two Baseball World Cups, which were set to take place in Tijuana this March, were originally part of the 2020 international baseball calendar.

“The WBSC is greatly disappointed for the teams and their athletes regarding this difficult decision,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. “The WBSC remains in close contact with the Local Organizing Committee, the concerned National Federations/Teams and the respective authorities to determine the next course of action.”

A final decision has yet to be made as to when the next editions of the Women’s and U-15 Baseball World Cups will take place. The biennial global tournaments were last staged in 2018.

The 2021 WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup remains on schedule for 24 September to 3 October in Mexico.

Qualified teams to the respective 2021 Baseball World Cups:

WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2021
  • Africa (1): South Africa
  • Americas (6): Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, USA and Venezuela
  • Asia (2): Chinese Taipei and Japan
  • Europe (2): Germany and Italy
  • Oceania (1): Guam
WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup 2021
  • Americas (4): Canada, Mexico, USA and Venezuela
  • Asia (3): Defending World Cup Champion Japan, Chinese Taipei and Philippines,
  • Europe (1) France
  • Oceania (1): Australia
  • Wild Card (3): Cuba, Dominican Republic and Netherlands
WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2021
  • Africa (1): South Africa
  • Americas (4): Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua
  • Asia (3): Japan, Chinese Taipei and China
  • Europe (2): Czech Republic and Germany
  • Oceania (1): New Zealand
  • Wild Card (1): Korea

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