Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 9, 2020: The countdown to the first World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Baseball5 World Cup has begun with the announcement that the first continental qualifier will be held from April 9-12 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The WBSC Asia Baseball5 Commission has invited all Asian members to participate in the Asian Cup Baseball5, both for open age and U-15 categories.
The WBSC-Asia Baseball5 Commission will organise the Asia Cup Baseball5 tournaments (open and U-15) to qualify one team each to the Baseball5 World Cups 2020.
Two days before the events in Malaysia, the commission will host a Game Officials Seminar on April 7-8 to introduce all the attendees to the new WBSC Management System.
The WBSC Asia Baseball5 Commission has invited all Asian members to participate in the two World Cup qualifiers, with one berth in the 2020 World Cups at stake.
Each country/territory is allowed to present one team per category, and only the top Asian team in each category will be granted a spot in the World Cup.
There will be two categories at the Asia Cup Baseball5 tournament: Open Mixed Team and U15 Mixed Team. Each team will be composed of eight players (four male and four female) plus two delegate-officials (coach and team manager).
The inaugural Baseball5 World Cup will be held in Mexico in December 2020, for open age and U-15 categories (both for mixed squads).
Source: WBSC - World Baseball Softball Confederation