The edition that was to be played in 2021 will finally be played two years later and will have 20 teams.
The World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) together with MLB they had to take a drastic measure due to the coronavirus pandemic by announcing that the CWorld Baseball Classic It will only be played in 2023.
The edition that was to be held in 2021 was finally suspended, as a preventive measure by Covid-19. However, to boost the 2023 tournament, it is estimated to bring the number of teams to 20.
Australia, Canada, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Japan, Holland, South Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela are the 16 that would have their places insured. The remaining four tickets will be settled in a qualifying tournament.
Japan, Taiwan, Phoenix, Miami and San Diego would be the options to host the Classic, in which the United States will seek the defense of the title won in 2017.
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