WBSC publishes 2019-2020 Yearbook

WBSC publishes 2019-2020 Yearbook
30/04/2021
The 126-page digital booklet is available for download.

The WBSC has published its inaugural Yearbook, covering the years 2019-2020. The 142-page digital book, available for download here, looks back at all the exciting developments and initiatives from the WBSC over the past two years as well as the seven WBSC tournaments - six in 2019, one in 2020 - including signature events, the Premier12 and the WBSC Men's Softball World Championship.

Whilst 2019 was dominated by sport and competition, 2020 saw the WBSC adapt to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic opening its new headquarters - Home Plate and launching new projects such as the WBSC Academy, the WBSC Integrity Unit and the Women's Development Commission.

"Whilst 2019 was a record-breaking year in which we hosted more events in a 12-month period than ever before, 2020 will be marked by a lack of competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the changes we have made off the field of play," WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said. "There are so many special moments to choose from in 2019, but one in particular stands out for me and that would be the electric and deafening atmosphere at the Tokyo Dome as Samurai Japan were crowned WBSC Premier12 Champions."

"Over the course of 2020, the WBSC also took significant steps to safeguard the integrity and good governance within our organisation. One of our most important decisions was to establish the WBSC Integrity Unit, which will serve as a centralised hub for the enhancement of fair play and transparency, protection of athletes’ rights and promotion of inclusivity," said WBSC Secretary General Beng Choo Low, who chairs the WBSC Integrity Unit.

The 2019-2020 Yearbook aims to be the perfect companion for fans and stakeholders during the 2021 season.

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