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Japan’s next WBC manager to be selected by July 2010?

by on Jan.01, 2010 @ 3:11 pm, under WBC

It appears the NPB will soon begin preparations for the next WBC.  They are currently planning on putting together a WBC committee by May and are hoping to have a manager selected by July.  They'll spend the rest of the year working out the coaching staff and then look towards building up a WBC team over the next two years.

The WBC team will also be given a chance to test its strength by competing in various tournaments in 2011 and 2012.  What's more, the NPB will be looking to pull in some extra money to inject into their sagging bottom line by finding sponsors for each tournament.

It seems the NPB wants to avoid going through the same mess they went through prior to the 2009 WBC.