Taiwan Ministry Of Education In Talks With Potential Brother Elephants Bidders
Taiwan Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling said on Monday that the Ministry of Education is lending a helping hand to the Brother Elephants, "one of the most popular teams in Taiwan's professional baseball league," in its search for a new owner, according to the CNA. Chiang: "The ministry has been in talks with two or three potential bidders." Chiang revealed that "his ministry and its Sports Administration have contacted local conglomerates on the Elephants takeover deal." As Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League only has four teams, Chiang said that "his ministry cannot sit idly by when one says it plans to pull out." Chiang added that "once an Elephants takeover deal is struck, the ministry will also help push for the establishment of a fifth professional baseball team" (CNA, 10/21).