[written by Zahid Merchant]
We are back on course to start the 2021 BSL season inshaAllah. We are still waiting for guidelines for leagues to be announce by the Province but we are moving ahead with the start of the 2021 season. Here is the latest based on the information we have. Plans are subject to change based on provincial guidelines.
1. For the safety of all players, it will be mandatory for players to be vaccinated (first shot) before they are allowed to play in the league. If you cannot get vaccinated for a medical reason, please contact the league.
2. Registration for the 2021 season will open on Monday June 7th. Returning players will have first access. Cost of the season will be $130.
3. There will be some minor changes for the upcoming season based on the provincial restrictions. Teams will be set into 2 divisions for the first half of the season and may have to play doubleheaders against the same team.
4. Here is the projected schedule if the province opens on July 4th.
Here is the tenative schedule for the 2021 season:
Exhibition: July 4th
Week 1: July 11th
Week 2: July 18th
Week 3: July 25th
Off week: August 1st (Civic Day)
Week 4: Aug 8th
Week 5: Aug 15th
Week 6: Aug 22nd
Play-in: Aug 29th
Off week: Sept 5th (Labour day)
Playoffs: Sept 11th
Finals: Sept 12th
We will keep you updated as more details are available inshaAllah.
Stay safe and hope to see you soon.