Taiwan may open winter baseball league in late ’12


TAIPEI–Taiwan may host a professional winter baseball league, the head of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) said yesterday.

Hwang Jenn-tai said it was very likely Taiwan will host winter league games in central and southern Taiwan at the end of this year. CPBL Secretary-General Liang Kung-pin said that details on how teams will be organized or how many teams there will be had not yet been finalized.

The plan at present is for each team in the league to play 50 games and for the league to be open to players from other countries.

“Japanese and South Korean teams have expressed interest. We also have our minor league teams, and we still need to find players for one more team. We might approach North American clubs,” Liang said.