Europe: Czech national baseball league to open 9 April

Europe: Czech national baseball league to open 9 April
30/03/2021
The games won't be open to the general public. Players, coaches and umpires will be tested before each weekend.

The Czech Baseball Association (CBA) has announced that the 2021 ExtraLiga, the top baseball league in the country, will open on Friday, 9 April.

These are the games scheduled for Czech ExtraLiga opening day:

  • Cardion Hrosi Brno @ Olympia Blansko
  • Blesk Jablonec @ Draci Brno
  • Sokol Hluboka @ Eagles Prague
  • Trebic Nuclears @ Arrows Ostrava

The FULL SCHEDULE

COVID-19 safety protocols allow a maximum of 80 people in the venues during games; thus, the competition will not be open to the general public.

Players, coaches and umpires will be tested before each weekend series.

"It was crucial for us to start our top league as soon as possible in a season that will see our National Team compete in the European Championship," said CBA President Petr Ditrich. "We will fully comply with the COVID-19 protocols."

The Czech Republic, which has one of the strongest baseball programmes in Europe, is currently sitting at No. 16 in WBSC Baseball World Rankings.

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