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CPBL union wants games played away from dengue-plagued Tainan

CPBL union wants games played away from dengue-plagued Tainan

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) The union and players of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) have asked games scheduled in Tainan to be moved to other places as a means to protect players from getting dengue fever caused by mosquitoes bites. Taiwan has recorded 9,103 cases of dengue fever since May, with 8,022 of them occurring in the southern city of Tainan, one of 11 venues where the four-team CPBL games are played this season. Pan Ting-hsiang (???), a member of the Chinatrust Brothers Club, became the first player to get the disease. Pan is now recovering well though he was once in critical condition. Mosquito repellent was available for both players and fans at the game between Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions and Lamigo Monkeys Sunday evening in the Tainan diamond. Union Chairman Hu Chin-lung (???) said as many players are worried about the possibility of catching the disease while playing in Tainan, his union has officially asked CPBL to move the games scheduled in the city to other venues. However, CPBL Secretary General Chu Kang-chen(???)said that it would be difficult to find substitute venues as most of the other baseball stadiums have been booked for amateur games. CPBL would cancel the games in Tainan only if the city government bans any large-scale outdoor activities, Chu said. (By Lee Chin-wei & Bear Lee)


Updated : 2021-09-17 03:32 GMT+08:00