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2019-12-04 | 公共電視

CPBL, CTBA At Odds over Baseball Qualifier|"6搶1"東奧資格賽誰辦? 中職.棒協陷僵局

The only avenue left for the Chinese Taipei baseball national team to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics is the Final Qualifying Tournament in April 2020. Taiwan is set to host this tournament, but there seems to be a problem, as the Chinese Professional Baseball League and the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association have a different understanding of what that entails.

On Jan. 31, 2019, the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) and the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) signed a cooperative agreement with Sports Administration Director-General Kao Chin-hsung as a witness. At that time, CTBA Chairperson Jeffrey Koo, Jr. said there were no concessions.

Many people think the CTBA conceded a lot, but I don't think concessions were made. Instead, it's about progress for the country.

The Chinese Taipei baseball national team had the chance to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics during the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 tournament, but did not manage to do so, although it performed quite well. Under the agreement, the CPBL is responsible for the roster selection, training, and competition in Class A international tournaments, and the CTBA will provide assistance. The only avenue left for the national team to qualify for the Olympics is to win the Final Qualifying Tournament in April 2020. The CTBA has already said it expects the part of the agreement on holding qualifying tournaments to be revised and updated before decisions are made as the CPBL's shareholder structure has changed. In response, CPBL Commissioner John Wu said he cannot accept this.

The agreement says that with the exception of the P12 tournament, which they are responsible for managing, all other tournaments shall be managed by the Chinese Professional Baseball League. This is all written very clearly. You can liaise, but the right belongs to us.

The CPBL also said structural changes are internal issues and will not affect the agreements signed with outside parties. It therefore said the agreement should be followed for all follow-up measures. Meanwhile, Kao said under the section on competition in the agreement, the CPBL was to compete and the CTBA was to organize the competition. The CTBA secured the rights to host part of the Premier12 tournament and the Final Qualifying Round from the WBSC at the end of 2018, which is why it anticipates coordination.

The "competing" part of roster selection, training, and competing means competing in tournaments. There are other regulations for arranging competitions, so it's all separate.

It took a lot of effort to bring the CPBL and CTBA together, but now they are at an impasse. Kao says he will contact the heads of the associations this week. He also hopes to start gathering information to ensure nothing will affect the team as it seeks to qualify for the Olympics.

歡欣合照,把手言歡!今年1月31中職和棒協在體育署長高俊雄見證下,簽訂合作協議,當時,棒協理事長辜仲諒說,這不是讓步。

棒協理事長 辜仲諒(108.01.31.)表示:「很多人認為棒協做了很多讓步,可是我覺得這不是讓步,這是國家會進步。」

12強最終失利,但中華隊精彩表現,和協議確立國際一級賽事的組訓賽皆由中職負責,棒協全面配合,有直接關連。如今,中華隊想前進東京奧運,只剩明年四月的六搶一資格賽,棒協以聲明指出,有關資格賽的賽事舉辦,由於中職股東結構改變,期待三方協議書做修改調整,以符合現狀,再行決定。[cgout]。對此,中職會長吳志揚無法接受。

中職會長 吳志揚表示:「協議就有講,除了P12比賽是他們辦以外,其他的全部是中華職棒,上面寫的非常清楚,你窗口是窗口啊,你就(對外)窗口啊,但是權利是我們的啊。」

結構改變是內部事務,不影響對外簽訂合約效力,中職要求依協議書進行後續作業! 體育署長高俊雄指出,當初合作協議,P12組訓賽的賽,中職代表參賽,棒協主辦賽事,由於棒協去年已和世界棒壘球總會,協定12強跟最終資格賽的主辦權,才會期待協調。

體育署長 高俊雄表示:「組訓賽的賽,代表的是參賽,另外的賽事籌辦,有另外一個規範,所以它是分開的。」

中職和棒協好不容易攜手合作,如今又出現僵局,高俊雄說,這周會想辦法跟雙方高層聯絡,也希望先啟動情蒐,不要影響爭取奧運的參賽資格。

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