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NPB ok to participate in the 2013 WBC, still needs JPBPA approval

by on Dec.02, 2011 @ 12:24 am, under NPB, WBC

The 12 NPB teams announced during the owner meetings on Thursday that they (the NPB) plan to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.  They still need the JPBPA's approval/acceptance for their announcement to actually mean anything -- the players association will be holding an official's meeting on 12/6 and a general player's meeting on 12/8.

Other issues brought up during the owner meetings:

  • They confirmed that they will begin the process of making the NPB a General Incorporated Association (一般社団法人) in early January.  They were also given an update on the documents that have been created so far.
  • Chunichi Dragons' owner Bungo Shirai will be chairman of the owner meetings next season.