HANGZHOU, China — The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Coordination Committee has confirmed Baseball Softball in the programme for the next Asian Games Hangzhou 2022

Baseball Softball’s popularity around the world received further recognition following the announcement that the sport has been retained to the sports programme for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China

Following the success of Baseball and Softball in the Pan American Games last month, the confirmation of the 2022 Asian Games events by the Olympic Council of Asia continues the sport’s rapid rise as one of the most entertaining sports properties in the world.

President Riccardo Fraccari: “the WBSC praises OCA’s decision to feature Baseball Softball in the 2022 Asian Games. Asia features numerous top nations across our world rankings. As our sport continues to grow in participation and popularity around the world, the permanence in the programme will help the Asian continent into its leadership role in international Baseball Softball.”

Softball has featured in eight editions of the Asian Games, including the last seven while Baseball has also been at the Asian Games in every edition since 1994.