The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced the 2021-2029 Baseball, Softball, and Baseball5 World Cup calendars.
The WBSC Softball World Cups 2021 - 2029 can be found here.
“The pandemic has forced us to rethink our events, innovate and be more efficient with tournament planning,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
WBSC picture - 2019 Men's Softball World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic
WBSC also announced a series of modifications to the competition format of the Softball World Cups. All Softball World Cups will shift to a four-year cycle, setting up a more balanced and efficient competition calendar for these categories.
As part of the review process, the WBSC Executive Board also approved a new, innovative competition system for the Women’s Softball World Cup and the U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup, named the “Two-Stage World Cup”. Find all the details here.
“This new system will help the WBSC family mitigate the economic crisis the world is facing, providing greater opportunities for teams to participate as well as for more cities to be able to host WBSC events,” added President Fraccari. “The ‘Finals’ will be a far greater product with lower costs for the organisers and a more intense competition over fewer days.”
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