Article registration 2023/11/20 17:21:33
A meeting was held on the 19th… Agree on the need for baseball cooperation
[서울=뉴시스] On the 19th, KBO President Heo Heo-yeon met with Japan Professional Baseball (NPB) Commissioner Sadayuki Sakakibara at the Tokyo Dome, where the 2023 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) final against Japan was held, and held a meeting for the development of Asian baseball. It was announced on the 20th. 2023.11.20. (Photo = Provided by the Korea Baseball Organization) *Resale and DB prohibited
[서울=뉴시스]Reporter Park Yoon-seo = The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced that KBO President Heo Heo-yeon met with Japan Professional Baseball (NPB) Commissioner Sadayuki Sakakibara at the Tokyo Dome, where the 2023 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) final against Japan was held on the 19th, and discussed the development of Asian baseball. It was announced on the 20th that a meeting was held.
President Heo Heo-yeon and Commissioner Sakakibara, who had their second meeting since the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, once again agreed on the need for active baseball cooperation through the meeting.
The Korea-Japan exchange match promoted immediately after President Heo Heo-yeon’s inauguration could not be carried out due to the Japanese national team’s pre-scheduled schedule, but it was decided to discuss it to make it happen in the future.
They also decided to actively promote meetings between the two organizations that had slowed down due to COVID-19, and also shared the idea of promoting a meeting between Korea, the United States and Japan before the opening of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season in Korea in March next year.
President Heo Heo-yeon expressed his opinion, saying, “I believe that the Korea-Japan game is an important factor in the baseball boom, and let’s work to develop Asian baseball through various international competitions and games linked to both countries.”
Commissioner Sakakibara said, “Although the number of Japanese professional baseball spectators has increased, the number of amateur baseball players has decreased, so there is a sense of crisis about baseball’s popularity declining. Let’s review various ideas together and cooperate for the revival of baseball.”
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