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Government support going into CPBL

by on Jan.02, 2010 @ 3:24 pm, under Other

An update via Reuters:

Taiwan has pledged to inject T$2 billion ($60 million) of government funding into baseball to help revive a sport marred by betting scandals and embarrassing international defeats, the presidential office said on Saturday.

...Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau said it logged 102 illegal baseball betting cases involving 222 people in 2008 and the local Chinese Professional Baseball League has lost 45 percent of its stadium attendance over the past five years.