POSTED: August 16th 2014

Women's Softball World Championship to stream live

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The 14th Women’s Softball World Championship will be broadcast online in its entirety by, the international softball division of the World Baseball Softball Confederation announced.

Sixteen teams – including Australia, Botswana, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Great Britain, Italy, defending champion Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and the United States – will play a total of 67 games in Haarlem, Netherlands, from 15-24 Aug. The matches will also be available on demand following the pinnacle women’s softball championship on a subscription basis.

Broadcasters in Japan and the United States have also reached agreements with the ISF to air the bronze and gold medal games to more than 200 million homes.

“We are very pleased to showcase the 14th Women’s World Championship to the entire global audience,” ISF President and WBSC Executive Vice President Dale McMann said. “The ability for the international community to access the highest level of women’s softball will only enhance our capacity to drive spectator interest and the growing consumer demand of our sport.”

“The Softball World Championship provides a dedicated international platform for women athletes to shine and be the focus of sport, which highlights the power and potential of softball as a promoter of women’s sport, helping shape a sporting world that is more balanced and relevant to women,” ISF and WBSC Secretary General Low Beng Choo said.

Following the fusion of the baseball and softball federations to push for a spot on the Olympic Programme, the global spread of the two sports has increased, seen by the Women’s Softball World Championship being held in a European country for the first time.

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