WBSC 2023 world rankings announced on the previous day.

Panama will perform in the Premier 12 for the first time.

Korea, ranked fourth in the world, is the first Premier 12 champion in 2015 and the runner-up in two tournaments in 2019.

First place Japan took third place in 2015 and first place in 2019. Only Korea and Japan stood on the podium in two consecutive events.

Next year’s Premier 12, which will be held for the first time in five years, will be held from November 10th to 24th.

The 12 countries will play group matches in two groups, with the first and second place winners advancing to the Super Round. The first and second place winners will compete for the title in the Super Round, which is played while holding the group stage performance.

Group A matches will take place in the Americas from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15 (Korea time). The venue has yet to be decided.

Taipei City, Taiwan, will host the group league of Group B from Nov. 14-18. However, the opening match of Group B will be held first on Nov. 13 at Nagoya Dome in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

The super round and medal match will run from November 21 to 24 at Tokyo Dome in Japan.

Premier 12 is the first international competition where a former coach of the new Korean national baseball team must perform.


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