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IBAF Riccardo Fraccari visits NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato; IBAF 18U First Round Schedule Released

by on Jul.11, 2012 @ 11:54 pm, under Other

IBAF president Riccardo Fraccari visited acting NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato today in Tokyo to discuss issues concerning the reinstatement of baseball as an Olympic sport.  Source: Sanspo 7/11/2012

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The IBAF also announced the first round schedule for the XXV 18U Baseball World Championship on Tuesday.  From the official IBAF site:

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) is announcing the schedule for first round of the upcoming XXV 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea. The tournament will be played from Thursday, August 30 to Saturday, September 8.

12 Teams will participate in the XXV 18U Baseball World Championship, which will be transformed into the 18U World Baseball Classic in 2013. USA, Korea, Venezuela, Australia, Colombia and the Netherlands will be slotted into Group A. Group B consists of Japan, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Panama, Czech Republic and Italy.

The Mokdong and Jamsil Baseball Stadiums in Seoul will serve as venues. 11 games from the first round will be televised.