The 2014 Asia Series might be canceled.
The media recently learned that the CPBL may not be able to host the Asia Series this year. The NPB received a notice from the league in writing. The CPBL was planning to host the series this year, but personnel changes caused delays and a shift in schedule. A change in venue may not be an option due to timing issues. There is also a chance the CPBL might cancel their Winter League as well.
The Asia Series was going to open this year as an official tournament under the World Baseball Softball Confederation. It was going to be used to help promote baseball and softball for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.