Dutch release roster for Olympic Qualifier

The KNBSB, represented by manager Hensley Meulens has released the 26-man roster for the upcoming (final) Olympic Qualifier that will start on June 22nd. In the meantime, several countries have pulled back from the tournament. It all started with China, whose decision was likely politically motivated as the tournament was originally scheduled in Taiwan. But …

Diegomar Markwell is Working Towards The End of His International Career

Dutch national team pitcher Diegomar Markwell stated in an interview that the upcoming Olympic Qualifier in Taiwan and eventually the Olympic games will be his final international tournaments. Diegomar Markwell The left-handed pitcher of Curaçao Neptunus stated in local Rotterdam newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, that he will continue to pitch for his club but only as …

Taiwan Forfeits Right To Organize Olympic Qualifier, Tournament appointed to Mexico

And there we have it. The other day, one could read about the questionable status of the Olympic Qualifier due to the spike in corona contaminations in Taiwan. Today a Taiwanese newspaper spread the news that the island state has forfeited the right to organize the final Olympic Qualifier. https://twitter.com/GOCPBL/status/1395178223290490886 The same Twitter account, which …

China Withdraws From Final Olympic Qualifier

The WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) announced today that China has withdrawn from the final Olympic Qualifier. As a result, the tournament will be a five team event for which Chinese Taipei, Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have qualified already. The WBSC said that in light of all available information, the final …

Participants of Olympic Qualifier Likely In a 7-Day Quarantine

According to Taiwan Center of Disease Control, the participants of the upcoming Olympic Qualifier, set to take place from June 17 through June 22, foreign teams will need a 7-day quarantine upon arriving in Taiwan. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be the European representative in the final qualifier. Next to the Dutch, Taiwan, China, …

Final Olympic Qualifier postponed

It was to be expected but now the WBSC has actually announced it. The Final Olympic Qualifier in Taiwan, which would have taken place early April, will be postponed due to the coronavirus. After consulting with medical and governmental authorities, a joint decision by the WBSC and the Local Organising Committee has been taken to …

Health problems may surround the final Olympic Qualifier

The final Olympic Qualifier, which will take place from April 1 - 5 in Taichung, Taiwan, may be bothered by health issues because of the coronavirus epidemic. It may lead to a ban of the People's Republic of China. Taiwan has denied access to people from China and to people who visited China recently. Since …

WBSC appoints Olympic Qualifier to Italy

The World Baseball and Softball Confederation announced today it has appointed the  European Olympic Qualifier to Bologna and Parma in Italy. Where in the recent past, Spain was mentioned as a possible candidate, the WBSC went into a different direction. As mentioned in the prologue, Spain was a possible candidate but at some point the …

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