On August 15, the China National Baseball League (CNBL) held a joint press conference with the Major League Baseball (MLB) in Tianjin, China, with the two parties signing a strategic cooperation agreement.
The Vice Director of the General Administration of Sport of China Li Yingchuan, the Chairwoman of CNBL Qin Xiaowen, Chairman of the China Baseball Association Chen Xu, the Senior Vice-President of MLB’s international business Jim Small, and the Senior Vice-President for MLB’s Baseball Operations Kim Ng attended the signing ceremony.
CNBL and MLB will cooperate in events management, league operations, business development, player transfers, club management, and youth baseball promotion. As a sign of their cooperation, the joint logo of CNBL and MLB will appear on many occasions where the CNBL promote the league. The two parties will also work together to organize more events to promote the sport of baseball.
The signing of the cooperation agreement indicates the CNBL’s resolve of becoming one of the top professional baseball leagues in the world. It will also enhance its cooperation with professional baseball leagues in Australia, Japan and South Korea, aiming to further boost the internationalization and professionalization of the CNBL.
On the same day the CNBL’s 2019 season officially started.
Reference: General Administration of Sport of China
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