WBSC publishes first Integrity Unit annual report


The WBSC will repeatedly deal with finest efforts to make our sport stronger, higher and extra accountable,” commented WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has printed the primary version of its annual Integrity Unit Report.

The report covers each key precept of integrity – anti-doping, governance, prevention of manipulation of competitors, safeguarding, sustainability – in addition to others, to maintain members up to date relating to all of the WBSC integrity issues,” commented WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. “The WBSC will repeatedly deal with finest efforts to make our sport stronger, higher and extra accountable.”


Whereas protecting anti-doping a key precedence, the WBSC Integrity Unit investigated how different sports activities communities and governments responded to non-doping threats, corresponding to competitors manipulation, unlawful betting, harassment and abuse, corruption, poor governance and poor sustainability. The annual report. which has seven chapters and contains the Anti-Doping and Governance studies, is an Integrity Unit response tailor-made to the baseball/softball neighborhood’s wants.

The WBSC monitored occasions in the course of the 2022 worldwide season such because the U-18 Baseball World Cup, the U-23 Baseball World Cup and the Males’s Softball World Cup utilizing Sportradar‘s Common Fraud Detection System.

From the start of September 2021, the WBSC Integrity Unit registered two WBSC Athletes’ Fee members and its liaison to the IOC’s certification programme for Safeguarding in Sport. After 200 hours of research and exams, all three acquired closing certification in September 2022. Within the 2023 season, the WBSC will provide on-line and offline academic workshops for every crew, officers, and employees concerned at WBSC occasions.

The report additionally incorporates a point out of the harassment and abuse instances reported via WBSC official channels.

Whereas protecting in thoughts the confidentiality of some instances, this strategy would make sure that the WBSC will more and more be extra clear and clearer with its processes, particularly when making choices,” added President Fraccari. “We hope this may very well be an excellent instance for our members to implement an analogous construction quickly.”

In 2022, the WBSC launched its Sustainability Technique, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs). Inexperienced Future Mission (GFP) and Pilio are partnering with the WBSC to implement the technique. The WBSC, via a partnership with Leverade, the WBSC’s NFT and Trophies Awards Partner, has embraced digital trophies, recognising them as a sustainable various to bodily medals.

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with VIRTUS, the WBSC Paralympic Fee listed amongst their aims of the Strategic Plan 2022-2028, the creation of a Baseball5 model for athletes with an mental impairment.

The WBSC established its Integrity Unit in 2020. It’s aligned with the Olympic Agenda 2020+5, the IOC’s Fundamental Common Ideas of Good Governance (BUPGG) and ASOIF Governance Job Pressure (GTF) Suggestions.