Players who caused scandals such as drunk driving and violence will be excluded from the baseball team
Drunk driving, violence, sexual crimes, gambling, etc. players who caused controversy are expected to be excluded from the baseball team in the future.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Power Reinforcement Committee held the second meeting at the Baseball Hall in Dogok-dong, Seoul on the 18th and discussed the selection criteria and procedures for the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled for September. The meeting was attended by Ryu Joong-il, head coach of the Asian Games baseball team, Cho Gye-hyun, chairman of the power reinforcement committee, Kim Dong-soo, Shim Jae-hak, Jeong Min-cheol, Lee Jong-yeol, and Park Yong-taek.
At the meeting that day, the Power Reinforcement Committee shared opinions not to select players who committed various misconduct such as drinking, violence, and sexual harassment for the national team.
Chairman Cho said, “The basic goal of selecting the national team from now on is fairness and transparency.”
If this principle is followed, Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates), who is active in the American professional baseball Major League (MLB), is unlikely to join the national team. Bae Ji-hwan was summarily prosecuted with a fine of 2 million won by the Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and was suspended for 30 games by the Major League Secretariat. 메이저사이트
The baseball team participating in the Asian Games will be composed of players under the age of 25 (born in 1998 or later) or under the fourth year of professional service. In addition, three wild cards regardless of age and seniority will join. The preliminary entry for the national team will be released at the end of this month.