Sunday, January 04, 2009

New team in the mix for 2009 WSBL season

Fo Guang, a team sponsored by a wealthy Buddhism organization, will be the fifth team for the 2009 WSBL (Women's Super Basketball League) season which tips off tomorrow (Jan. 5) in Banciao, Taipei County. Five teams will be in a four round-robin system preliminary round before a best-of-five Finals that starts on April 8.

During the past four years, the league managed to go on with four teams due to lack of interest from corporate sponsors and local fans. Which means it will be a good news now that a new team is in the mix.

However, things won't change much as perennial powerhouse Cathay Life is widely expected to win its 17th stragiht league crown.

2009 WSBL
Venue: Banciao Stadium, Banciao, Taipei County
Teams: Cathay Life, Taiyuan Textile, Taipower, Chunghwa Telecom, Fo Guang