Mexico has been awarded the hosting rights to the 2020 Under-23 Baseball World Cup as part a major new partnership and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between the country’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).
The MoU outlines three key areas of collaboration, including the education of coaches and umpires, and international events in Mexico.
The other area is the promotion of the WBSC's Baseball5, the new five-on-five urban discipline, in schools and physical education programmes across Mexico.
The joint announcement on the MoU was made by WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari, CONADE director Ana Gabriela Guevara and Mexican Baseball Federation (FEMEBE) head Enrique Mayorga at a press conference in Mexico City.
The Mexican cities and stadiums that will be awarded hosting rights for the opening round, super round and finals - as well as the dates - of the 2020 Under-23 Baseball World Cup is set to be jointly reviewed, approved and announced by WBSC, CONADE and FEMEBE in the coming months.
"The WBSC is excited to begin this major partnership with Mexico's highest authority in sports, CONADE, and WBSC is proud to support the future development of baseball in Mexico," Fraccari said.
"This shared vision of CONADE and WBSC immediately raises the global profile of the sport of baseball as well as Mexican sport."
Guevara added: "Mexico wants to bring the best events to Mexico and develop home-grown talent.
"Baseball5 is also what we are looking for - dynamic, modern - taking kids back to the streets to play.
"Anybody can play it and it can be played anywhere."
Mexico upset defending champions Japan in the final of the 2018 WBSC Under-23 Baseball World Cup, which was held in Colombia in October.
Victory secured the nation's first-ever official baseball World Championship title.
Social media exploded across Mexican society with celebrities, artists, writers, musicians, politicians, major news networks, journalists, athletes, clubs from other sports and fans liking, retweeting and/or sending celebratory tweets in response to Mexico's historic win
Baseball in Mexico is referred to as the "king of sports".