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2013 World Baseball Classic meeting held in NY

by on May.19, 2011 @ 9:50 pm, under WBC

A steering committee meeting for the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) was held in NY on the 18th.

Some of the issues that were discussed:

The addition of 12 more teams to the tournament (for a total 28) in addition to a qualifying tournament for 16 of the 28 teams during the fall of 2012 (4 pools of 4 teams each; teams with the best record from each pool advances to the 1st round of the WBC in 2013).

Japan and Korea are also asking for changes in the tournament format since they want to avoid another 2009 when they faced each other 5 times.

It seems there's also some talk about removing the Seeding games from the 1st and 2nd rounds in order to shorten the length of the tournament.

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