Japan’s players agree to take part in 2013 WBC

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Japan’s players agree to take part in 2013 WBC

OSAKA - Japanese players have agreed to take part in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, backing off a threat to boycott the event because of a dispute over the way tournament money is shared.

The players’ union had demanded that two-time defending champion Japan control all the sponsorship and licensing revenue generated by its participation in the tournament. Currently, all such revenues are pooled and distributed by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, the tournament organizers.

Following a meeting with tournament organizers in New York in August, officials from Nippon Professional Baseball said some sponsorship and licensing revenue would remain in Japan.

“I think everyone is happy that we can choose players of the highest quality,’’ NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato said. “We need to put together a team that is intent on winning.’’

The Asian round will be held in Tokyo in March.

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