Softball Australia have supported the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on their stance on the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.
The new date is yet to be confirmed, but rumours suggest it will now take place in the summer of 2021, with the extension being welcomed by Softball Australia chief executive officer, David Pryles.
"We commend AOC chief executive officer Matt Carroll and the whole AOC team for their guidance and leadership during a difficult period," said Pryles.
"We fully support on their position on putting our athlete's welfare at the forefront of their decision to support postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
"Our athletes, along with all athletes around the world, will welcome the extra time to prepare for the Olympics as it is obviously difficult to train efficiently in the current climate."
Australia and the five other nations who have already qualified for the Games will not need to go through Olympic qualification again after confirmation from the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).
The squad for the Games was already announced, but it is not yet known if they will have to go through selection again.
Pryles added, "For the Aussie Spirit, their goal remains the same albeit the target has been pushed to a 2021 start date and I have full confidence in our head coach Laing Harrow and the rest of the High Performance team in keeping them on track in these uncertain times."
The women's team currently sit eighth in the Women's Softball World Rankings which the United States top ahead of Japan and Canada.