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[6/17/2013] New Standard Baseball: Candidate discussions begin for third-party panel

by on Jun.17, 2013 @ 11:17 pm, under NPB

Central League chairman Kiyoaki Suzuki (Hiroshima Carp official) and Pacific League chairman Yoshio Murayama (Orix Buffaloes official) met in Tokyo today to create a list of possible candidates for the third-party panel that will conduct investigations into the how's and why's of the new standard baseball. The two will most likely settle on a three-member panel. 

Suzuki and Murayama have been entrusted by the twelve teams to select members for the third party panel.  A legal adviser also sat in on the discussions to assist.  As of now, the third-party panel is scheduled to provide a full report of their findings during an owner's meeting on July 10.

In other news, Rakuten Eagles' acting owner Tomoharu Inoue had a chance to confirm that NPB secretary general Kunio Shimoda signed the agreement between the NPB and Mizuno, not NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato.

Source: Sponichi 6/17/2013

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UPDATE 6/18 @ 4:16pm -

The third person that attended Monday's meeting with Suzuki and Murayama was Katsuhiko Kumazaki, the Advisor to the Commissioner.

Source: Daily Sports 6/18/2013