2021 WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups officially cancelled

2021 WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups officially cancelled
01/10/2021
The WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup and the U-15 Baseball World Cup scheduled for 2021 have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated international travel restrictions

PULLY, Switzerland/TIJUANA, Mexico -- The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with the Local Organizing Committee and the Mexican Authorities, can confirm that the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup® and the U-15 Baseball World Cup, both scheduled for 2021, have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated international travel restrictions.

The WBSC worked until the very last minute to determine if playing these events was viable for all parties involved, unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the baseball and softball world governing body has decided not to move forward with the above-mentioned events.

The WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup was last staged in 2018, with the ninth edition originally planned for 2020, before being previously postponed to 2021. With the cancellation, the next edition will now start as part of a new four-year cycle with continental qualifiers in 2022, for which the Continental Confederations will decide their respective qualification systems -- before group play takes place in 2023, followed by the Finals in 2024.

Meanwhile, the next WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup will take place in 2022 with continental qualifiers for that edition having already started.