Event Sanctioning

In July 2012, the Baseball Division announced the expansion of the Baseball World Rankings platform, thereby making it possible for National Baseball Federations to generate additional points by having their National Teams compete in WBSC-approved (“sanctioned”) events.

Any international competition between one (1) or more National Teams or club governed by the National Federation must be prior approved and obtain the prior sanctioning by the WBSC. The scope of such international competitions must be communicated to the WBSC Headquarters at least 30 days in advance.

After reviewing and ensuring proper protocol be followed based upon the WBSC instructions, the official sanctioning of WBSC would be given to organisers of events with the implications on the Baseball World Rankings. Only those games that strictly involve WBSC Member’ “National Teams” can have rankings implications.

Misrepresentation and fraud

Where a team is not the National Team acting under the authority of the National Federation and/or respective National Olympic Committee—and/or where a competition has not been duly sanctioned by the WBSC—the uniform colours and style of such team competing in an international tournament must not be the same as or similar to any National Team uniforms of that National Federation. The National Flag of the country of that National Federation must not appear on the uniform and such team should not be promoted/positioned as a team representing country or nation on any media outlets (broadcasting, website, social media, print publications etc).

Fees

The WBSC reserves all rights in determining sanctioning fees.

Procedures to apply for WBSC sanction to exhibition/friendly games

Request must be submitted at least 30 days before start of proposed event.
For more information, contact the WBSC Baseball Division at events@wbsc.org

Procedures to submit Post Event Report Form for exhibition/friendly games

Report must be completed and submitted to the WBSC Baseball Division within 72 hours after the final game of sanctioned games.
For more information, contact the WBSC Baseball Division at events@wbsc.org