SWITZERLAND: WBSC – World Baseball Softball Confederation announced that exclusive broadcast rights in New Zealand for the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup, have been awarded to SKY TV.

The World Cup event is scheduled to start on 22nd February in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with the top 12 teams competing for the World Title.

The international satellite channel SKY TV will broadcast 33 games in New Zealand, including the Bronze medal game and the World Cup final on 1st March. The games will be aired on Sky Sport 8 (Channel 58), hosted by Stephen McIvor and New Zealand Softball Hall of Fame inductee Jackie Smith.

Commentators for the New Zealand games will be Dale Husband and former Black Sox captain Rhys Casley.

The WBSC also announced that all 50 games of the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup will be live-streamed globally and free-of-charge for audiences, through the WBSC Official OTT Platform Game Time  and the  WBSC Official YouTube Channel.  

In addition, with all the games available on our digital channels for the rest of the world.

The 12 squads have been drawn into two groups (Refer to link below)

The top three teams from each group will advance to the Super Round, carrying the result of the game played between each other. The two nations with the best overall record at the end of the Super Round will play the World Cup decider on 1st March at 4 p.m. New Zealand time.

The complete game schedule cab be seen here

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