Lausanne, Switzerland, October 21, 2020: The World Baseball Softball Confederation has established the WBSC Integrity Unit, a centralised hub for promoting and ensuring integrity within the organisation.
The mission of the WBSC Integrity Unit is to enhance fair play and transparency, protect athletes’ rights and promote inclusiveness, and further enhance governance. The Unit will be chaired by WBSC Secretary General Low Beng Choo of Malaysia.
“I am honoured to be appointed Chair of the WBSC Integrity Unit,” Beng Choo said.
“I look forward to building on the great progress already made at the WBSC. The Integrity Unit reinforces the WBSC’s commitment, as the world governing body of the sport, to good governance and protecting the rights of all athletes and members of the baseball-softball family, as our sport is practised by approximately 65 million athletes across more than 140 countries and territories.”
In line with the WBSC Strategic Plan for 2021-24, the Unit will be responsible for integrity-related tasks such as safeguarding, governance and compliance, legal, anti-doping, anti-manipulation of competition, control mechanisms, and implementing and adjusting rules, regulations and norms.