Belgium puts brakes on baseball and softball for at least four weeks

Belgium puts brakes on baseball and softball for at least four weeks
29/07/2020
"Given the resurgence of the virus, it was our only option," said Belgian baseball and softball president René Laforce.

The Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation (KBBSF-FRBBS) announced that all baseball and softball competitions will be put on hold across the nation for at least four weeks.

The decision was made following the latest measures taken by the Belgian Security Council and to limit the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Our clubs have shown great adaptability and resilience in recent months," said KBBSF-FRBBS President René Laforce. "Many will now be disappointed, but given the current resurgence of the virus, stricter local and provincial measures, our only option is to temporarily stop the competition. For us, the health of all our players, coaches, umpires, scorers, volunteers and supporters is paramount."

Laforce also added that games will resume, hopefully at the end of August, exactly from the moment of the interruption: "The current calendar is therefore still applicable and will continue until mid-October. Hopefully everyone stays healthy and fit and there will still be enough games to play this year."

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