LAHORE, Jul 05 :The World Baseball Softball Confederation has postpone the Baseball World Cup till 24 September 2021, in consideration of the global health and safety measures and travel limitations pertaining to the corona virus pandemic.
The world-championship event had been set to take place this year from 30 September to 9 October in the Mexican cities of Ciudad Obregon and Los Mochis.
“As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the WBSC, as well as hosts and all stakeholders, consider the rescheduling of the U-23 Baseball World Cup to 2021, to be the best and safest course of action,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
“While today’s decision is disappointing, I am confident that our Mexican hosts next year will be able to deliver the best-ever U-23 Baseball World Cup, where fans can fill the stadiums and cheer on their favourite National Teams, building upon the wave of momentum for our sport in the weeks following the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”, he added.
The WBSC, together with the respective Mexican host, will continue to monitor and review the timing of the 2020 Women’s Baseball World Cup (12-21 November in Tijuana) and the U-15 Baseball World Cup (30 October – 8 November in Tijuana).