New IBAF leader has plans to shake up baseball

Newly elected International Baseball Federation president

Riccardo Fraccari wants to shake up the sport’s World Cup format

and make another attempt to get back into the Olympics.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Fraccari

discussed the possibility of making the World Cup a qualifying

tournament for the World Baseball Classic.

Fraccari also said baseball needs to work with softball to get

back in the Olympic program for the 2020 Games.