Event Sanctioning

In December 2021 the WBSC Congress ratified Baseball5 as an official discipline of the WBSC. Consequently, at the end of 2022 the WBSC issues the first ranking for National Federations in Baseball5. Now it possible for National 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 60 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 Baseball5 World Rankings. Only those games that strictly involve WBSC Member's "National Teams" can have rankings implications.

Misrepresentation & 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 a country or nation on any media outlets (broadcasting, website, social media, print publications, etc.).

Procedures to apply for WBSC sanction to exhibition/friendly games

Request must be submitted at least 60 days before start of proposed event.

For more information, contact the WBSC.

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Procedures to submit post event report form for exhibition/friendly games

Report must be completed and submitted to the WBSC within 5 days after the final game of sanctioned games / event.

For more information, contact the WBSC.

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