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Code of the Divisions

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CHAPTER I – GENERAL PRINCIPLES

ARTICLE 1. NAME AND FOUNDING PURPOSE

1.1 Under Article 1 of the WBSC Statutes, the World Baseball Softball Confederation, hereinafter referred to as “WBSC” or the “Confederation”, is the only recognised International Governing Body for the Sport of Baseball/Softball and all disciplines thereof, legally established in accordance with its own Statutes as well as Swiss Civil Code and it shall be in charge of all Baseball/Softball activities in all categories thereof in all the countries and territories of the world which accept its Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

1.2 Pursuant to Article 12.1 of the WBSC Statutes, WBSC has created the WBSC Baseball Division (the “WBSC-BD” or “Baseball Division”) and the WBSC Softball Division (the “WBSC-SD” or “Softball Division”), hereinafter referred to as the “Divisions”, for the sole purpose of and to be responsible for the technical rules and competitions, the supervision and the organisation of Baseball and Softball respectively, and to manage the same under the authority of the WBSC.

1.3 The Divisions shall be governed by the WBSC Statutes, By Laws, Rules and Regulations, this Code of the Divisions and all categories thereof which shall be in full compliance with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By Laws, Rules and Regulations and the International Olympic Committee Charter.

1.4 The Divisions are ruled by the Code of the Divisions, which is in full compliance with the WBSC Statutes and the International Olympic Committee Charter.

1.5 The WBSC membership is governed by Articles 6, 7, 8 and 10 of the WBSC Statutes and pursuant thereto, the Divisions are constituted by those WBSC Members which govern, organise, promote and/or develop Baseball and/or Softball in their respective country or territory.

ARTICLE 2. LOCATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIVISIONS

2.1 The Divisions may have their own management offices located in Lausanne, Switzerland or such other locations as may be proposed by the Divisions and approved by the WBSC Executive Board.

CHAPTER II – ORGANISATION OF THE DIVISIONS

ARTICLE 3. ORGANISATION OF THE DIVISIONS

3.1 The Divisions shall be managed and administered in the following manner:

a) their Biennial Meetings of the respective Members;

b) their respective Division Boards;

c) such Division Commissions as the Division Boards may deem appropriate.

In accordance with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Commissions may be appointed to exercise their respective functions as delegated to them by the Division Boards. The Commissions shall report to and be subject to the authority of the Division Boards.

3.2 The Executive Managements shall perform the administration and management of each Division and shall report to and be responsible through the respective Chairmen to the respective Division Board.

3.3 The Division Boards may create such Working Groups (“WG”) and appoint the Chair and members thereof and such WGs shall exercise such functions as delegated to it by the Division Boards and under its authority and shall be in compliance with the WBSC Statutes, By Laws, Rules and Regulations. All WGs shall report to the Division Boards, which shall report to the WBSC Executive Board.

3.4 Each Division Board may employ such executive, management and administrative staff as it deems appropriate and all payments for such staff shall be the responsibility of and to the account of each respective Division. All such staff exercise such duties and responsibilities as delegated to it by the Division Boards and under its authority and shall be in compliance with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By Laws, Rules and Regulations. All such staff shall report to the Division Boards, which shall report to the WBSC Executive Board.

ARTICLE 4. THE WBSC DIVISION BIENNIAL MEETINGS

4.1 The Division Biennial Meetings shall be the highest authority of the Divisions and shall have the power to decide upon any matters relating to this Code provided always that all such decisions shall be in compliance with and in harmony with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By Laws, Rules and Regulations.

4.2 Each Division Biennial Meeting shall consist of the following:

a) one (1) delegate for each Division Member in Good Standing who has been accepted by the WBSC as an Accredited Delegate under Article 13.2 of the WBSC Statutes, which shall apply as applicable under this Code. Each such delegate shall have one (1) vote. Division Members not in Good Standing shall have the right to attend and speak but no right to vote.
All Accredited Delegates must be a Member of the Board of a Member Federation authorised in writing by that Member Federation; nevertheless, subject to the prior approval of the Executive Board, a diplomat from the corresponding country or territory of a member of the WBSC may be appointed as a Delegate for a Congress held in the country or territory in which he/she is accredited.

b) all officers of the Division Boards, who have the right to speak but no right to vote.

c) the WBSC President and all others whose attendance is authorised by the WBSC Executive Board who have the right to speak but no right to vote.

4.3 The Chairman of each Division shall control the conduct of the respective Biennial Meeting (“Chair”). Should the Chair, for any reason be unavailable, then the Vice Chairman shall preside and should the Vice Chairman for any reason be unavailable, one of the Members At-Large according to the Protocol Order shall preside and thereafter alternating between them if the Chairman is again not available, or if no Member At-Large is available then the WBSC Executive Board shall appoint one of the WBSC Executive Board officers to serve as Chair thereof.

4.4 The Division Biennial Meetings shall be held not more than three (3) days before the WBSC Congress, every second calendar year, in the odd numbered year (commencing in 2017, in exactly the first and the third year of the four-year Olympic cycle) and at a time and in a place determined by the WBSC Executive Board, which shall always be invited and represented in all Division Biennial Meetings.

4.5 The Chairman of each Division shall give written notice of the respective Division Biennial Meeting at least three (3) months prior to the fixed date of the Meeting to all Division Members and to the WBSC President. Also the agenda for the Meeting and any reports as in Article 4.7 and together with all duly submitted motions and applications shall be sent at least one (1) month prior to the date fixed for the Meeting.

4.6 Each Biennial Meeting has a quorum if more than one-half of the eligible voting delegates of Division Members are represented. If within a reasonable period after the designated start time for a Biennial Meeting the Chairman has conducted the Roll Call and established that a quorum is not present, any duly summoned Biennial Meeting may, nevertheless, act as it goes along with the affirmative vote of at least an absolute majority of the votes constituting the normal quorum in the WBSC Division.

4.7 Each Division Board shall propose the order of business upon approval of the Biennial Meeting.

4.8 The functions and responsibilities of the Biennial Meetings shall be:

a) To elect the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, the Treasurer and the Members-at-Large of each Division in accordance with the WBSC Election By-Laws.

b) To ratify the Continental Representatives of each Division Board who shall be elected at the meetings of each of the Continents prior to the Biennial Meetings in accordance with the WBSC Elections By-Laws.

c) To consider and decide on such matters and resolutions put forward to the Biennial Meetings for discussion and decision and subject always to compliance with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By Laws, Rules and Regulations.

d) To examine, and approve or reject the balance-sheets of the Divisions and the financial statements and reports presented by the Division Boards.

e) Any and all the attributions of reference established by this Code of the Divisions or by the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

ARTICLE 5. THE DIVISION BOARDS

5.1 The Division Boards shall each comprise of the following officers:

a) a Chairman (also Executive Vice President for his/her respective Division and therefore member of the WBSC Executive Board);

b) two (2) Vice Chairmen;

c) a Treasurer;

d) three (3) Members At-Large;

e) one (1) Athletes’ Representative each for Men’s Baseball and Women’s Baseball from each gender in the Baseball Division and one (1) Athletes’ Representative each for Men’s Softball and Women’s Softball from each gender in the Softball Division;

f) a Continental Representative for each of the five (5) regions of Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania;

g) a Division Director, without vote and not mandatory.

5.2 The officers of the Division Boards shall be elected as follows and in accordance with the WBSC Election By-Laws:

5.2.1 The Chairman, the Vice Chairmen, the Treasurer and the Members-at-Large shall be elected by the Division Members at their Biennial Meeting every four (4) years;

5.2.2 The Continental Representatives shall be elected by the WBSC Division Members of Good Standing of each of the Continents at a meeting to be held prior to the date of the Biennial Meeting where an election of the Chairman is held; the President of each Continental Association or his substitute shall be ratified by the Biennial Meeting as Continental Vice President for that area of the world in accordance with the WBSC Election By-Laws; and

5.2.3 The respective Athletes’ Representatives for Men’s Baseball and Women’s Baseball and for Men’s Softball and Women’s Softball shall be elected every four (4) years by the respective athletes of that discipline at such Baseball/Softball competitions as may be decided by the Division Boards and under the supervision of the WBSC Executive Board.

5.3 Decisions of the Division Boards shall be by simple majority and in the case of a tie the Chairmen shall have a casting vote. Voting may be conducted remotely, such as by phone, facsimile or other means, including signed circular resolutions and other electronic means.

5.4 The Division Boards shall ensure that all actions and decisions of the Biennial Meetings and Division Boards shall be in compliance with and in harmony with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By Laws, Rules and Regulations.

5.5 All the members of the Division Boards elected by the Biennial Meetings must be from different Member Federations, Associations or Organisations of the WBSC.

5.6 Where a Division Board member has been absent from two (2) consecutive meetings without reasons acceptable to the respective Division Board, his or her position as member shall be forfeited. The Division Board may then fill the vacancy in accordance with the WBSC Election By-Laws.

5.7 The rights and duties of each Division Board shall include the following:

a) To discuss and decide on all matters assigned to it by the respective Biennial Meeting, the WBSC Congress or the WBSC Executive Board.

b) To interpret and enforce this Code and ensure that such interpretation and enforcement is in compliance with and in harmony with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

c) To do everything possible to maintain harmony between its Division Members and to decide without prejudice on each dispute that might occur between or amongst them.

d) To prepare the annual budget, balance sheets, financial statements and annual reports of the Division on the financial activities, duly audited.

e) To organise and control all competitions under the jurisdiction of each Division, including to decide on and publish regulations for the competitions and also to determine the dates and sites upon final approval of the WBSC Executive Board.

f) To approve and compile and keep up-to-date Baseball/Softball records achieved in competitions under the jurisdiction of each Division.

g) Monitor, supervise and orient the activities of the Division Commissions, whose members should be appointed at the Chairmen’s proposal and confirmation of the Division Board.

h) To provide a written report of the activities to every and each Biennial Meeting and WBSC Congress.

i) To ensure that the decisions of a Biennial Meeting, WBSC Congress and WBSC Executive Board are timely and properly implemented.

j) To consider and deem appropriate, approve, at the Chairmen’s proposal, the employment of the Division’s office staff, under the supervision of the WBSC Executive Board.

k) To take all other actions as required or necessitated by this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations or as may be directed by the WBSC Congress or WBSC Executive Board.

5.8 Except for the Athletes Representatives, officers of the Division Boards shall not participate or otherwise be involved in competitions as an athlete, manager, coach, technical official, umpire or scorer.

5.9 The Division Boards shall operate as follows:

a) The Division Boards shall meet at least once every calendar year, which, during a year in which a WBSC Congress is held, may or may not be during the WBSC Congress.

b) The meetings of the Division Boards may take place in whole or in part via electronic means (a “Meeting”).

c) Unless the Division Boards shall approve a meeting on short notice (“Extraordinary Meeting”), notice must be given not less than sixty (60) calendar days before a meeting of the Division Boards, with a request for items or information for the agenda.

d) Any matter to be discussed at a Meeting other than an extraordinary Meeting must be received by the respective Chairman and the WBSC President at least twenty-one (21) calendar days before the Meeting.

e) The Chairmen shall publish a written notice of such Meetings confirming the date, time, and location of the meeting, and provide agenda items and supporting documentation not less than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to each Meeting. Once a final written notice of a Meeting has been made, the Meeting may only be cancelled by majority vote of the Division Board.

f) The Chairmen of the Divisions shall preside at every Division Board meeting. Should the Chair, for any reason be unavailable, then the Vice Chairmen according to the Protocol Order shall preside and should the Vice Chairmen for any reason be unavailable, one of the Members At-Large according to the Protocol Order shall preside and thereafter alternating between them if the Chairman is again not available.

g) The quorum shall be constituted with the concurrence of at least seven (7) of its officers. In the absence of a quorum, the Division Boards, duly convened, may nevertheless proceed to discuss the matters on the agenda.

h) The Chairman shall be responsible of drawing the minutes of the Meeting of the Division Board, provide draft minutes within twenty (20) calendar days after the Meeting and publish them within thirty (30) calendar days to every Division Member and to the WBSC President.

i) At every Meeting of the Division Board, each officer of the Division Board shall declare any conflict of interest involving any matter on the agenda or otherwise discussed at the Meeting, which conflict(s) shall be recorded in the minutes. An officer of the Division Board may, with the prior written consent of the Division Board, participate in a Meeting not called as a fully electronic meeting of the Division Board and be present by telephonic or other means of electronic communication as long as all participants can be clearly heard. An officer of the Division Board attending a Meeting in this way shall be deemed to be present and this will not count as an absence.

j) No officer of the Division Board shall attend by or give a proxy to another person and no vote shall be taken by or opinion expressed by proxy.

k) A resolution shall be validly passed if adopted by a majority of members of the Division Board present and voting.

l) Unless otherwise agreed by the Meeting of the Division Board in question, the minutes of that meeting, in whole or in part, shall be public.

m)Notwithstanding the above, an officer of the Division Board may request that the Division Board meet on an expedited basis provided that more than two-thirds (2/3) of the members agree in writing to hold such a meeting (“Special Committee Meeting”). The procedures in this Article, which apply to regular Meetings, shall apply to every Special Committee Meeting, but the notice, and distribution requirements may be waived by vote of the Division Board.

ARTICLE 6. THE DIVISION BOARD MEMBERS

6.1 Pertaining to the Chairman:
The Chairman of each Division shall serve as the Executive Vice President (either for Baseball or for Softball) in the WBSC Executive Board under the WBSC Statutes and is the legal representative of the Division (in case the Chairman already covers a position within the WBSC Executive Board, the Division Board will appoint by vote of majority another of its members as per Article 14.1.b and 14.1.c of the WBSC Statutes). His or her duties and responsibilities are:

a) To officially represent the Division in accordance with what is stated in this Code.

b) To summon and preside the Biennial Meetings and meetings of the respective Division Board and to sign the corresponding minutes.

c) To elaborate together with the Treasurer, the annual report, distributing it to all the Division Members and to record in writing all activities to the end of his or her mandate, which shall be presented at the corresponding session of the respective Biennial Meeting.

d) To manage and supervise the executions of the decisions of the Biennial Meetings and the Division Board and to present to them such reports as may be requested.

e) To propose to the Division Board the appointment and hire such staff personnel for the Executive Management and administration of the Division under the final approval of the WBSC Executive Board.

f) To propose to the Division Board the appointment of the Tournament Director and the Jury of Appeal for the either Baseball or Softball competitions under the jurisdiction of the respective Division and under the final approval of the WBSC Executive Board.

g) To propose to the Division Board the appointment of the Chairmen of the Division Commissions and all their members.

h) To carry out such duties and responsibilities that this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, the Division Board and the WBSC Executive Board shall entrust upon him or her.

i) To ensure the compliance of the Division and in harmony with this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

6.2 Pertaining to the Vice Chairmen:
The Division Board shall assign such duties and functions as may deem appropriate to the Vice Chairmen of each Division.

6.3 Pertaining to the Treasurer:
The duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer of each Division are:

a) To deal with all financial matters related to the Division’s financial management, organisation and administration;

b) To keep up-to-date the books containing all entries relating to the income and expenditures, the bank accounts and all other documents pertaining to the accounts and financial records of the Division. The books shall be audited by a competent company appointed by the Biennial Meeting.

c) To supervise administrative and accounts management relating to the Division and the recording and filing of all accounting books and documents thereof.

d) To prepare the balance sheets, the financial statements and the financial reports of the Division and forward the same to the respective Division Board and the respective Biennial Meeting together with the notification of the meetings and table the same for approval by the respective Division Board and respective Biennial Meeting.

e) To remit to the Chairman, monthly reports on income and expenditures and whenever the Division Board meets.

f) To implement and control the implementation of all financial matters and aspects of the Division, and inform the Chairman accordingly.

g) To prepare an annual budget and report that has to be approved by the Division Board and then endorsed by the WBSC Executive Board in order to be financially supported.

h) To carry out such duties and responsibilities that this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, the Division Board and the WBSC Executive Board shall entrust upon him or her.

6.4 Pertaining to the Members At-Large:
The Division Board shall assign such duties and functions as may deem appropriate to the Members At-Large of each Division.

6.5 Pertaining to the Continental Representatives:
Each of the Continental Representatives is the legal representative of his or her respective Continent in the Division and they shall carry out the duties and responsibilities set up by this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and that the Division Boards and the WBSC Executive Board shall entrust upon him or her and in accordance with the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and this Code.

6.6 Pertaining to the Athletes’ Representatives:
The Athletes’ Representatives are the legal representatives of the athletes in the Divisions. Their duties and responsibilities are to be the athletes voice in all matters in the Divisions and the Division Boards and carry out such duties and responsibilities that this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, the Division Boards and the WBSC Executive Board shall entrust upon them.

ARTICLE 7. THE OFFICES OF THE DIVISIONS

7.1 The Division Boards may employ each a Division Director and such other staff upon such terms and conditions as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out the administrative and operational duties and responsibilities of each Division under the authority of the Chairmen and the Division Boards and under the final approval of the WBSC Executive Board. The Division Boards shall prepare a job description for the Division Directors. Such staff shall carry out all duties and responsibilities in compliance with and in harmony with this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and, that the Division Board and the WBSC Executive Board shall entrust upon him or her.

7.2 The Division Directors shall attend each the respective Biennial Meeting and the meetings of each Division Board and Commissions and shall have the right to speak but no right to vote.

ARTICLE 8. THE COMMISSIONS OF THE DIVISIONS

8.1 The Division Boards have the power to create any Commission of the Divisions (hereinafter referred to as “Division Commissions”) and appoint the Chairs and members thereof with such mandate and terms of reference as they deem necessary and appropriate for the good administration of the Divisions and, as applicable, the Objectives or the business of the Divisions. Such Division Commissions and all members thereof shall carry out all duties and responsibilities in compliance with and in harmony with this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, the Division Board and the WBSC Executive Board shall entrust upon them.

8.2 Division Commissions act on the authority and under the supervision of, and shall report to, the respective Division Board and the respective Biennial Meeting, if required. Every Division Commission shall have terms of reference and operating procedures, which shall be approved by the respective Division Board.

8.3 The power to appoint of the Division Board in relation to the Division Commissions shall include the power to dismiss and re-appoint their members and to dissolve any Division Commission.

8.4 The following Division Commissions are mandatory for each Division, shall have jurisdiction over the subject matters for which formed, and may only be dissolved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the respective Division Board:

a) Tournament Commission: its activities shall be 1) monitoring tournament organisation to ensure respect of the Norms, By Laws and the Host City Contract is being adhered to; 2) assist the LOCs to deliver the tournament; 3) select the Technical Commissioners for the tournaments.

b) Umpiring Commission: its activities shall be 1) establishment of WBSC instructors to ensure the consistency of umpiring methods across the continents; 2) organising umpire clinics in various emerging Baseball/Softball nations; 3) establishment of Division Certificates to enhance the quality of WBSC umpires; 4) select the Umpires for the tournaments.

c) Scoring Commission: its activities shall be 1) establishment of WBSC instructors to ensure the consistency of scoring methods across the continents; 2) organising scoring clinics in various Baseball/Softball emerging nations; 3) establishment of Division Certificates to enhance the quality of Division scorers; 4) educate of live scoring system (play by play) to Division scorers 5) select the Scorers for the tournaments.

d) For the Baseball Division, a Women’s Development Commission, and for the Softball Division, a Men’s Development Commission, both of which will have as its key objectives: 1) increase the number of women and men respectively competing and countries bringing women and men respectively to a higher level of competition; 2) increase the number of women and men respectively coaching, officiating and administrating sports; 3) increase sport’s opportunities for girls and women and boys and men respectively with disabilities at local, national & international levels; 4) increase representation by women and men respectively in all IPC decision-making structures. Its key initiatives shall be 1) to establish women’s and men’s networks respectively; 2) to conduct leadership training; 3) to develop tool kit on sports participation for girls and women and boys and men respectively; 4) to promote research to understand the benefits and barriers to participation; 5) to connect with the broader women&sport and men&sport respectively movements.

8.5 Every member of a Division Commission shall declare any conflict of interest in connection with his or her involvement with the WBSC, the Division and/or any of the Division Commission and shall recuse himself or herself from any matter before the Division Commission and concerning that member or his or her National Federation, Association or Organisation.

8.6 The Division Commissions shall meet whenever there is business to be considered and/or transacted, all meetings being subject to the approval of the Division Board. All Division Commissions meetings may be held by electronic means, or in person.

8.7 If a member of a Division Commission has been absent from two (2) consecutive meetings without reasons acceptable to the respective Division Board, his or her membership shall be forfeited. The Division Board may, if it deems necessary appoint another person to fill the vacancy.

8.8 The Division Board may, if it deems appropriate, appoint ex-officio an officer of the Division Board or any other person to serve on any Division Commission and such appointee shall have the right to speak but no right to vote and shall ensure and maintain communications between the Division Board and the Division Commission.

CHAPTER III – APPLICATION OF THE CODE IN SPORTS LIFE

ARTICLE 9. THE CODE AND THE TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

9.1 Each Division shall make such Tournament Rules and Regulations for all disciplines of Baseball/Softball to govern, manage and administer all qualification and technical aspects of Baseball/Softball competitions under the jurisdiction of each Division.

9.2 The jurisdiction to consider, interpret, or resolve any dispute, interpretation or matter arising under these Tournament Rules and Regulations is vested in the Division Board.

9.3 The Division Board shall ensure that all such Tournament Rules and Regulations are in compliance with and in harmony with this Code, the WBSC Statutes, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and are ratified by the WBSC Executive Board.

ARTICLE 10. DISPUTES

10.1 All disputes arising from any matter under this Code and any Tournament Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with in accordance with the Disciplinary By-Laws under the WBSC Statutes.

ARTICLE 11. DOPING CONTROL

11.1 All matters pertaining to doping testing and anti-doping matters shall be dealt with in accordance with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and the WADA Code.

CHAPTER IV – FINANCIAL MATTERS

ARTICLE 12. THE WBSC DIVISION FINANCES

12.1 The Divisions shall be empowered to raise funds to the maximum extent permitted by law, and by whatever means proper under this Code and in accordance and in harmony with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

12.2 The Divisions shall be considered and treated as of equal importance and shall each be responsible for and pay timeously all costs, expenditures and liabilities of the respective Division, including for its Division Board and Executive Management with the revenues allocated by WBSC.

12.3 The income and property that will be allocated by WBSC to each Division shall be used towards the fulfilment of the objectives and for the management, administration and operation of the same.

12.4 The WBSC will annually allocate to the Baseball Division and the Softball Division according to the budget presented, the financial resources for an effective and efficient fulfilment of the Divisions objectives and towards its management, administration and operations.

12.5 The Divisions are permitted to its own merchandising for all Baseball/Softball competitions under the Divisions’ jurisdiction are in accordance with the WBSC Statutes, Code of the Divisions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations and approved in advance by the WBSC.

12.6 The fiscal year of the Divisions shall be the same as the WBSC. For each such fiscal year, each Treasurer shall produce a statement of accounts for his or her respective Division duly certified and audited by a Certified Public Accountant and present the same for consideration and approval by the respective Division Board.

12.7 The statement of accounts of the Divisions for any year preceding a regular Biennial Meeting, and for the multiple-year period since the last regular Biennial Meeting, shall be sent to all Division Members in advance of the next scheduled regular Biennial Meeting as part of the material provided by the Chairmen in accordance with Article 4.7 of this Code.

ARTICLE 13. DISSOLUTION

13.1 In case of dissolution of a Division, all WBSC assets shall be dealt with in such manner as may be decided by the WBSC Executive Board.

CHAPTER V – FINAL DISPOSITIONS

ARTICLE 14. COPYRIGHTS OF THIS CODE AND TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

14.1 All Tournament Rules and Regulations and all publications promulgated by the Divisions shall be published in the official languages of the Divisions solely for the benefit of WBSC Members. They may be reprinted or translated by Members for the use of those Members only, with the understanding that in all cases where the translated text differs in interpretation, the English version shall be accepted. All copyrights of this Code and Tournament Rules and Regulations shall remain and be the sole right and property of the WBSC.

14.2 All persons other than WBSC Members wishing to publish the Code or any Tournament Rules and Regulations must first obtain the permission of the respective Division.