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Baseball, Softball one step closer to a unified federation

by on Dec.14, 2012 @ 12:09 am, under International

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) announced that they received unanimous approval on their merger with the International Softball Federation (ISF).  A snip from their announcement:

The final results of the International Baseball Federation's mail-in ballot were announced Wednesday and saw unanimous approval from the IBAF membership to create a new and unified world body that would govern both baseball and softball at the international level.

... "We are moving forward with our colleagues from softball in an effort to streamline administration, add key support to our athletes and NFs and further develop our sports, and we look forward to presenting an exceptional value proposal to the Olympic Movement for 2020 and beyond," Fraccari stated.

... "As we prepare our first important presentation to the IOC [Programme Commission] as a joint IF in a few days, this confirmation from IBAF gives us added inspiration and momentum," Porter said.