Rest of CPBL to have commentary in English

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 24, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

English-language commentary is to soon be available for all four Taiwanese professional baseball league teams to meet increasing demand from non-Chinese speaking fans, as the CPBL is the only league hosting games worldwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The games are being held behind closed doors with just the players, coaches, referees and cheerleaders due to social distancing rules.

The Taoyuan-based Rakuten Monkeys began offering English-language commentary on Wednesday last week through their broadcaster, Eleven Sports, in addition to their existing Chinese-language broadcasts on local cable TV channels and online.

The English-language service, featuring World Baseball Softball Confederation Asia correspondent Richard Wang and Web site CPBL English founder Wayne McNeil is available on the network’s Twitter account.    [FULL  STORY]

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