CPBL English broadcasts provide a lifeline to deprived sports fans

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/18/2020
By: Lin Hung-han and Matthew Mazzetta

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Los Angeles, April 17 (CNA) As the COVID-19 pandemic shutters sporting events around the world, the English broadcasts of Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) emerged this week as a lifeline to deprived fans, with the veteran American sports commentator Keith Olbermann among them.

On Friday, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) tweeted Eleven Sports Taiwan's English broadcast of the CPBL game between the Fubon Guardians and Rakuten Monkeys, saying that she welcomed "friends from all over the world" who were "staying up late or getting up early" to watch the game.

Addressing Olbermann — who tweeted his enthusiasm for the broadcasts on Thursday — she added, "I hope you're joining us live bright & early for today's game, I heard you're a Cornell alum a

s well, what a small world!"    [FULL  STORY]

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