COVID-19 strikes again. As result of the still uncertain situation in several Australian states, the Australian Baseball League has pushed back the start of the upcoming season.
The 2021/2022 season was scheduled to start on November 18, 2021, but with still several border restrictions in place, it is becoming unlikely that the season will start on the projected date.
As a result, the league has decided to push the start back by a month. No specific date has been set because of the many unknowns.
Baseball Australia Chief Executive Glenn Williams stated the following: “With each day that passes, it is becoming less likely that we will be able to play the opening rounds as planned due to the current COVID-19 status in Australia and with various border restrictions in place. By making an early call to delay the start of the season, our aim is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the season and give clubs the best chance in front of playing in front of home fans.”
The league and the clubs are fully committed to finding the best solution as quickly as possible with a maximum number of games, according to the website of the Adelaide Giants.