Tokyo to Host Asian Baseball Event

January 24, 2017

The Japanese capital city of Tokyo will host a new baseball tournament later this year.

Japan, South Korea, and Chinese Taipei will contest the inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Challenge, which will take place between November 16-19 at the Tokyo Dome.

The tournament is due to take place every four years, with the concept reportedly first suggested in May 2016.

The tournament will be limited to players who are under 24 and have less than three years of professional experience, but rules allow for three overage players to join them.

Teams will play each other once in a round-robin format, with the top two teams to contest the final.

Baseball will return to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, after a 12-year absence.