France will be replaced by Lithuania's BK Utenos Titanai

Evženie Votinská, 21.06. 2022 Aktuality

On Monday, the tournament organizers received bad news from the French national team, who excused themselves from the tournament due to a covid illness.

Cancellation of one of the teams two days before the start of the tournament is of course a problem for the organization and the tournament system, but the CBA managed to reach an agreement with the Lithuanian team BK Utenos Titanai, which is currently in the Czech Republic for training camp, the team will be reinforced by players from the Czech Extraliga.

Baseball club Utenos Titanai became Lithuanian champions in 2020. It was the first time in Utena city history (since 1987) that adult baseball team became champions. Utenos Titanai has participated in Federation Cup Qualifiers in 2021 and took second place in this tournament. Utenos Titanai coach Eimantas Zickus was recognized as best coach in Lithuania by Lithuanian baseball association two years in a row 2019-2020. He also was selected to coach Lithuanian national Baseball5 team in 2020. They won second place which allowed them to go to World Cup in 2022 November in Mexico.

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Thus, there will be no changes in the PBT schedule, BK Utenos will replace France in all matches of the regular group. Other possible changes in the placement matches will be addressed at today's technical meeting.

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