The Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) held a board of directors meeting today in Tokyo and drafted an updated charter that will allow professional baseball teams to play games against university baseball teams (high school baseball teams are exempt) beginning on 3/1.
Under the new rules, games between pro baseball teams and university baseball teams can be scheduled during extended vacations (like summer vacation). Games can pretty much take place anywhere (at pro baseball fields or university baseball fields) but an admission fee cannot be charged.
The JSBA will also cut professional baseball players a little more slack when it comes to working out at their Alma mater during the winter. For example, a player can not only work out at his Alma mater, but can now also bring along another player that graduated from a completely different school.
The new draft will be presented during the new trustee meeting on 2/16 for approval.