The date was chosen in the year 2022. This was announced by the press service of the World Baseball Confederation after the meeting. It was also decided to hold such events only for even years, starting in 2022 and in 2024, 2026, respectively. The championship will be held among both men and women.
Initially, earlier, a decision was already made to hold the World Cup in 2020, but it was not brought to life due to the unfolding coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The Confederation hopes that this time it will be possible to hold the first championship and the plans will not be violated by quarantine restrictions.
It was also reported that in odd years, respectively, in 2023, 2025 and so on, it is planned to hold baseball championships for players aged 14 to 18. The championship, which is due in 2025, will qualify as the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics in Dakar.
The World Confederation of Baseball considers this decision to be a huge advancement in the field of sports, and especially in the field of baseball. They also hope that nothing will be rescheduled or canceled again, and yet in 2022 it will be possible to mark the beginning of the first-ever World Baseball Championship.