The 2021 Men's Softball World Cup, scheduled for New Zealand in February, has been postponed.
The World Baseball & Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Softball New Zealand have decided to make the announcement sooner rather than later, largely due to the strict travel restrictions around the globe.
Softball New Zealand chief executive Tony Giles says international qualifying tournaments were scheduled between now and December, but some tournaments have already been cancelled.
Giles adds that organisers are doing everything possible to get new dates confirmed.
"As New Zealanders, I think we are all very clear about the COVID-19 situation that we are in and the steps that Governments globally are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19," he explains.
"The travel restrictions in place globally mean that WBSC qualifying tournaments are unable to go ahead at this time.
"This is hugely disappointing for ourselves, the event partners, WBSC and players around the world, but we look forward to confirming and delivering the event when we can - and ensuring it is world class.
"Kiwis will need events like this one to look forward to in the coming months and years, and we feel privileged to be able to bring the WBSC Men's Softball World Cup to New Zealand as soon as we can."
New Zealand last hosted the tournament in 2013, when the Black Sox won the title.
Argentina are the defending champions, beating Japan in last year's final in the Czech Republic.