WBSC begins Round Three of Continental Association Governance Review

WBSC begins Round Three of Continental Association Governance Review
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Integrity Unit has begun the third round of its Continental Association (CA) Governance Review.

Following the same procedure used by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations’ Review of IF Governance, the review will help meet one of the key elements of the WBSC Strategic Plan 2022-2028, which is establishing good governance across the entire sport. 

Though this round of the assessment will be carried out on a voluntary basis - unlike the first two rounds - the results will have an impact on WBSC Development Fund distribution for 2024.

It will follow the same process with a kick-off meeting followed by the sending of questionnaires to the CAs. The final date for submission is 25 January 2024 prior to the follow up meeting to end the review.

WBSC Governance Report 2022/2023

The questionnaire has been altered to offer a more comprehensive and realistic approach but continues to have five sections: transparency, integrity, democracy, development and solidarity and control mechanism.

Each of these five sections is split into five areas and worth 20 points with a maximum score of 100 and a target score of 60 set by the WBSC Integrity Unit. The Integrity Unit expects some of the CAs to achieve the target score in the third round.

Once the review has concluded, all results will be shared on the WBSC website and shared with all members. 

“Through the first two rounds of the WBSC’s Continental Association Governance Review we have seen all of the CAs make good progress,” WBSC Chief Operating Officer Marco Ienna said. “They have shown a commitment to improving their governance and helping to meet one of the Strategic Plan 2022-2028’s key goals.

“Following feedback received and a review from the Integrity Unit, we have made changes to the questionnaire for the third round which we think will allow us to receive more accurate results. We look forward to hearing back from the CAs and continuing with this process over the next few months.”