The sporting event was supposed to take place in March 2021 in a number of countries, such as the USA, Taiwan and Japan. The organizing board decided to make adjustments to the schedule not in connection with the situation with the coronavirus, but in connection with the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo to 2021 for an indefinite period.
The competition was canceled and we believe that it is not a priority now, ”said a source among the organizers.
At its core, this tournament is part of a labor agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ union. This agreement expires at the end of 2021, so a new agreement will be required to organize a new tournament.
This tournament is the only national team competition to have recently featured Major League Baseball players (baseball was dropped from the Olympic list after 2008 and will return to the Tokyo Games in 2021). 20 national teams were planned to take part in the tournament in the spring of 2021.
Major League Baseball may also end the season ahead of schedule but due to coronavirus. Just one more outbreak of COVID-19 will be enough. The baseball season in America still started in October, but since then, 21 employees of the Miami Marlins team have tested positive for COVID-19.