Australian Baseball League to push back opening day

Australian Baseball League to push back opening day
15/09/2021
The decision was taken due to the current COVID-19 situation in the country, Baseball Australia chief executive Glenn Williams explained.

The Australian Baseball League (ABL) has announced it is pushing back the start of the 2021-22 season by a month and is now targeting a mid to late December opening. The season was due to start on 18 November.

Baseball Australia chief executive Glenn Williams confirmed that the decision was taken due to the current COVID-19 status in the country and the various border restrictions in place.

"By making an early call to delay the start date, our aim is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the season and give clubs the best chance of playing in front of home fans."

Williams added that it was too early to lock in a new start date and schedule for the season with so many unknowns.

"We hope to be in a position to provide a clear path forward, including a start date and format of the season, in mid to late October."

The 2021-22 ABL participants are Adelaide Giants, Brisbane Bandits, Canberra Cavalry, the two-time defending champions Melbourne Aces, Perth Heath and Sydney Blue Sox.

Cover photo is by SMP Images/ABL Media