Qualifiers Set For Expanded 2021 World Baseball Classic
Zeeshan Mehtab 26 days ago Wed 29th January 2020 | 10:10 AM
New York, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jan, 2020 ) :Qualifying tournaments for an expanded 2021 edition of the World Baseball Classic will be staged in the United States in March to decide the last two teams in the field.
Organizers announced Tuesday that the fifth edition of the global showdown involving Major League Baseball talent will feature a record 20 nations, four of them advancing from two double-elimination qualifying events at Tucson, Arizona.
"We are looking forward to seeing great players from around the world come together to play the game we all love," said Leonor Colon, senior director of international and domestic player operations for the Major League Baseball Players Association.
"Our hope is that many of these players will be inspired by the experience and will go on to represent their countries at the major league level one day soon."Baseball will return to the Olympics in 2020 at Tokyo but MLB will not shut down to allow its top talent to participate. Olympic qualifiers so far include Japan, South Korea, Mexico and Israel with two spots to fill.