Nippon Professional Baseball and their players’ association still did not have a conclusion about attending the first World Baseball Classic.
Both sides exchanged opinions over a range of issues arising from participating WBC scheduled on March 3-20. The discussion is included injury compensation, which is one of core demands of the players’ association, and will meet again next week try to iron out an agreement.
The meeting was held after Major League Baseball renewed its call for Japan to take swift action to clarify its participation in the WBC, the first international competition to feature major league players representing their countries.
Top NPB officials, who initially objected to MLB’s dominance in organizing the World Baseball Classic, will give the nod to Japan’s participation as soon as an agreement is reached with the players.