Zero baseball amidst Day Zero fears

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its decision.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

According to Fester the decision was not easy, as many factors had to be considered.

More than just a sport, baseball provides social interaction and is an alternative to the scourge of drugs and gangsterism affecting communities.

However, taking all factors into consideration, his committee believes they have made the right decision.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City. The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its decision­.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

According to Fester the decision was not easy, as many factors had to be considered.

More than just a sport, baseball provides social interaction and is an alternative to the scourge of drugs and gangsterism affecting communities.

However, taking all factors into consideration, his committee believes they have made the right ­decision­.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City. The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its ­decision­.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

According to Fester the decision was not easy, as many factors had to be considered.

More than just a sport, baseball provides social interaction and is an alternative to the scourge of drugs and gangsterism affecting communities.

However, taking all factors into consideration, his committee believes they have made the right decision­.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City.

The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its decision.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City. The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its ­decision­.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

According to Fester the decision was not easy, as many factors had to be considered.

More than just a sport, baseball provides social interaction and is an alternative to the scourge of drugs and gangsterism affecting communities.

However, taking all factors into consideration, his committee believes they have made the right decision­.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City.

The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its ­decision­.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

According to Fester the decision was not easy, as many factors had to be considered.

More than just a sport, baseball provides social interaction and is an alternative to the scourge of drugs and gangsterism affecting communities.

However, taking all factors into consideration, his committee believes they have made the right decision­.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City.

The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

It is with great sadness that the Baseball Association of Western Province has informed its members of the suspension of all official and friendly fixtures with immediate effect.

As a result, no fixtures were able to take place this past weekend.

After a series of meetings between the baseball management committee, baseball clubs and the City of Cape Town, the Western Province executive made its decision.

Leon Fester, vice-president of WP baseball, says the decision is purely based on saving what the association currently has in terms of the condition of the fields, and assisting in pushing back Day Zero.

“Should we continue playing, our fields will be worse off than they currently are and the City’s rehabilitation process would be further hampered and many more fields would require reseeding, which would need about three years to develop correctly,” he says.

A task team has been established to investigate options for games to resume and to present these to the City. The City has committed to assisting baseball in sourcing alternative venues for the preparation of teams selected to represent the Western Province at the National Baseball Championships in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of March.

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