WBSC Official Rules of Baseball & Baseball World Cups Tournament Regulations update
26/06/2024 1 Minute Read

WBSC Official Rules of Baseball & Baseball World Cups Tournament Regulations update

The first WBSC Baseball World Cup to feature the new rules and regulations will be the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup Finals 2024 presented by CARNEXT taking place from 28 July to 3 August in Thunder Bay, Canada.

Updated versions of the WBSC Official Rules of Baseball and the WBSC Baseball World Cups Tournament Regulations are now online following rule changes approved by the WBSC Executive Board in April.

The rule changes see the pitch limit for the U-12, U-15 and U-18 Baseball World Cups now being cumulative each day to further protect young athletes, giving more rest days in case a pitcher gets to the mound for three consecutive days.

Three changes also apply specifically to the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup, which sees the removal of the re-entry rule and the designated hitter. The Bat Performance Factor (BPF) has also been lowered from 1.15 to 1, which matches the BPF of one-piece wooden bats.

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The WBSC Baseball World Cups Tournament Regulations also includes important updates to the doping control procedures (A5); conduct, infractions, fines and suspensions (A7); appeals (B4) and the Delivery of Notices (B5).

The first WBSC Baseball World Cup to feature the new rules and regulations will be the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup Finals 2024 presented by CARNEXT, the first of four baseball events remaining in the WBSC 2024 international season.