Tai­wan set to re­open Asia pro win­ter base­ball league

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan is set to re­open the Asia win­ter base­ball league at the end of 2015, ac­cord­ing to the Chi­nese Pro­fes­sional Base­ball League (CPBL).

With the sup­port of Tai­wan’s Sports Ad­min­is­tra­tion, the Chi­nese Taipei Base­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, the CPBL, Nip­pon Pro­fes­sional Base­ball (NPB), the Korea Base­ball Or­ga­ni­za­tion ( KBO), and the World Base­ball and Soft­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion, Tai­wan is to host the tour­na­ment again to pro­vide a stage for po­ten­tial play­ers, the head of CPBL John Wu said.

A to­tal of five teams, in­clud­ing Ja­pan, the de­fend­ing cham­pion South Korea, Europe united, and two teams from the host coun­try, Tai­wan, will par­tic­i­pate in the 2015 Asia win­ter base­ball league, the CPBL Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Chu Kang-cheng said.

The five teams in the league are to play 40 games and another 6 play­off games, Chu said.

The 2015 Asia Win­ter Base­ball League is to be held from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22.

Tai­wan first staged the Asia league base­ball game in 2012 but sus­pended it in 2014.

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