Africa: Zambia launches Baseball5 urban league in capital Lusaka

Africa: Zambia launches Baseball5 urban league in capital Lusaka
12/04/2021
The six-team league opened on 10 April and will run through 31 July. Games will be played on different surfaces.
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Video: March edition of WBSC's Home Run News now online

Video: March edition of WBSC's Home Run News now online
01/04/2021
The WBSC monthly video includes the top Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 developments of the past month.


Didier Seminet re-elected president of the French Baseball Softball Federation

Didier Seminet re-elected president of the French Baseball Softball Federation
30/03/2021
"I'm looking forward to 2024 and an exciting cycle leading up to the 100th anniversary of our federation," he commented.
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New bidding guidelines revealed for WBSC Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 World Cups

New bidding guidelines revealed for WBSC Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 World Cups
23/03/2021
“Our guidelines have been restructured in order to increase the level of support and transparency which organisations receive when bidding for a World Cup,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
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Baseball5 season opens in Egypt

Baseball5 season opens in Egypt
22/03/2021
The U-23 National Team will practice until 28 March. From 26 to 28 March, the country's national federation will conduct a course for 20 umpires and coaches.
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Tunisia U-23 Baseball5 National Team opens training camp

Tunisia U-23 Baseball5 National Team opens training camp
18/03/2021
A national championship will follow on 28 March. The Inter Youth Center Championship is set to begin in late May.


Russian government officially recognises Baseball5

Russian government officially recognises Baseball5
11/03/2021
The five-on-five version of baseball/softball was introduced to the country in the spring of 2019, thanks to a joint effort by the country's baseball and softball bodies.
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Netherland's first portable field helps Baseball5 grow with help from former Olympian Danny Rombley

Netherland's first portable field helps Baseball5 grow with help from former Olympian Danny Rombley
10/03/2021
"I feel in love with the sport," said the former Montreal Expos minor leaguer. The field was budgeted by the Amsterdam Southeast District.
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Ben Arous wins Tunisian Baseball5 Cup

Ben Arous wins Tunisian Baseball5 Cup
08/03/2021
The Final Four had been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since its introduction, Baseball5 changed the perspective of baseball/softball development in the country


New Youth Women's Baseball5 Championship launched in Palestine

New Youth Women's Baseball5 Championship launched in Palestine
04/03/2021
The new five-on-five U-16 youth baseball5 tournament is reflective of the popularity of Baseball5 in Palestine.


Netherlands Federation: Baseball5 a "huge opportunity for the Dutch baseball and softball community"

Netherlands Federation: Baseball5 a "huge opportunity for the Dutch baseball and softball community"
01/03/2021
Corinne Van de Griendt of the Recreational Sports Department at the Dutch Baseball Softball Federation runs through the introduction of the five-on-five discipline in the country.


Federation Focus: Chile targets Pan American Games 2023 to boost baseball, softball popularity

Federation Focus: Chile targets Pan American Games 2023 to boost baseball, softball popularity
27/02/2021
Chile's national federation (FECHIBEIS) was established in 1954. Nine different regional associations are developing activity across the nation. The Pan Am Games 2023 will be a key opportunity to boost baseball's and softball's popularity in the country.
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WBSC announces Baseball5 World Cup Calendar 2021-2029

WBSC announces Baseball5 World Cup Calendar 2021-2029
26/02/2021
The Baseball5 World Cup calendar includes the Baseball5 World Cup on even years and the Youth Baseball5 World Cup (14-18 age bracket) on odd years.
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Baseball/softball players can attend free anti-doping webinar on Feb 25 as part of WBSC cooperation with International Testing Agency

Baseball/softball players can attend free anti-doping webinar on Feb 25 as part of WBSC cooperation with International Testing Agency
22/02/2021
The initiative that allows baseball/softball athletes access to this service is made possible by an agreement between the WBSC and the International Testing Agency.
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Tunisian Baseball5 championship to target youth with 240-team national tourney

Tunisian Baseball5 championship to target youth with 240-team national tourney
16/02/2021
The plan was discussed in a meeting between National Federation President Saber Jlajla and the Director-General of the Ministry of Youth and Sport Kamel El Arbi.
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