[written by Zahid Merchant]
Assalamualaikum. This is Year 10! We are excited for the upcoming season. We have plans to make this the best season yet. We have extended the management team to add more brothers that can help with running the league. InshaAllah the league will be better with their help!
1. As mentioned in the townhall, we invited nominations for brothers to join the management team. After due process, here are the new members of the management team:
Operations: Mohamed Kala, Rehan Ahmad, Riyad Ramjaun, Zahid Merchant
Gameday: Aamir Husany, Hamza Waheed, Zain Malik, Zain Khilji
Charity: Faisal Khan, Zia Beg, Umer Jabbar, Zahid Merchant
Social Media/Communications: Emad Ahmed, Jav Ahmed, Taqi Ahmed, Hashim Ghazi
2. We have a lot planned for this upcoming season, all players will be getting a limited edition BSL 10 year Hat and we will be holding a 10 year anniversary gala in October. All 2023 players will have the cost of the gala event covered and subsidized in their 2023 registration fee.
3. Registration will open on March 16th for returning players and new players on March 25th. Cost of the 2023 season will be $225 which includes a ticket to the gala event.
4. We are still sorting out the weeks we will be playing this summer, Teams will only have 2 game weeks during the month of July to allow for vacations/family time. We also start after Victoria Day to give everyone weekends after Ramadan.
Here is the tenative schedule for the 2023 season:
Exhibition: May 14th
Off week: May 21st (Victoria Day)
Week 1: May 28th - Opening Day
Week 2: June 4th
Week 3: June 11th
Week 4: June 18th
Week 5: June 25th
Off week: July 2nd (Canada Day)
Week 6: July 9th
Week 7: July 16th (Bye week for half the teams)
Off week: July 23rd
Week 8: July 30th (Bye week for half the teams)
Midseason Tourny: August 6th (Civic Day)
Week 9: Aug 13th
Week 10: Aug 20nd
Week 11: Make-up week
Off week: Sept 3rd (Labour day)
Playoffs: Sept 9th (Wild-Card Saturday)
Playoffs: Sept 10th (Championship Sunday)
We will keep you updated as more details are available inshaAllah.
Stay safe and hope to see you soon.