（24 July 2021） The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the official dates and sites of the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2021, which will run from 23 September to 2 October in the State of Sonora, Mexico.
Sonora capital Hermosillo will host Group B and the Super Round. Ciudad Obregon will host Group A and the placement round that determines 7th to 12th places.
The finals are scheduled for Saturday, 2 October, in Hermosillo. A total of 12 participating national teams will be split into two groups, with the top three finishers of each group advancing to the Super Round.
The WBSC previously ruled to expand the age category for the upcoming edition of the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup in Mexico to include players up to the age of 24, as a result of the one-year postponement of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, players born in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 will be eligible to participate in the 2021 WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup.
Previous U-23 Baseball World Cups have included the top young professional players from clubs affiliated to the Australian Baseball League (ABL), Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), Major League Baseball (MLB), Mexican Baseball League (LMB), Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), in addition to other leagues around the world.
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