China, considered a baseball periphery, will host the 2024 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Under-23 (U-23스포츠토토) Baseball World Cup.
WBSC announced on the 6th that “next year, the 5th U-23 Baseball World Cup will be held at the Shaoxing Baseball Softball Sports Culture Center near Hangzhou, China.”
WBSC explained, “This is the first time that an official WBSC tournament is held in China. China uses the stadium where the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) baseball and softball games are held this year.”
The U-23 Baseball World Cup was founded in 2014 as an under-21 competition, and since 2016 the age of players has been adjusted to under 23.
Korea ranked 3rd in the first competition in 2016, and took second place in the 4th competition last year. Last year, the Korean U-23 team advanced to the final for the first time in history, but lost 0-3 to Japan and had to be satisfied with the runner-up.