Preseason Update #1

[written by Zahid Merchant]

Welcome to the 2021 BSL Season. As the weather improves, we all start getting the itch to get back on the diamond. There is still a lot of uncertainty on what our summer will look like and the plans for the upcoming season will be re-evaluated as we get closer to May. We will be launching our Ramadan campaign in mid-April, stay tuned for more details. 

2021 updates: 
1. We need to know how many returning players are interested in playing this year as this will help us make decisions for this season. Please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/NsngRXoG6ikMgnss6 

2. We are hoping we can run an organized season in 2021 but we can only do so if cleared by government restrictions and league management is comfortable there is little risk of the season getting distrupted. Most likely scenario is to start with 'Dynasty' similar to last year and potentially starting a season in July. Same restrictions on sharing equipment will be in place this year.  

3. Registration will open in mid April with a deposit required from all players that want to play this year. 

4. With Ramadan starting on April 13th and ending on May 12th, the following weekend is Victoria day so it is unlikely we will start that weekend.  


Here is the tenative schedule for the 2021 season
TBD: May 16th  (Eid-ul-Fitr weekend)
TBD: May 23rd  (Victoria Day)
Week 1: May 30th 
Week 2: June 6th
Week 3: June 13th
Week 4: June 20th
Week 5: June 27th
Off week: July 4th  (Canada Day)
Week 6: July 11th
Off week: July 18th  (Eid-ul-Adha weekend)
Week 7: July 25th
Off week: August 1st  (Civic Day)
Week 8: Aug 8th
Week 9: Aug 15th
Week 10: Aug 22nd
Week 11: Aug 29th
Off week: Sept 5th (Labour day)
Week 12: Sept 12th  
Week 13: Sept 19th 

We will keep you updated as more details are available inshaAllah. 

Stay safe and hope to see you soon.   


Return to Play Guidelines

Due to Covid, softball will not be the same this year and we need to be vigilant to ensure everyone is safe. BSL has put together a Return to Play document for all players to safely return to the field. Please make sure you read the document to understand what is expected of you on and off the field at BSL this year. 

Return to Play document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hfJtRJl6dW6s2lUPUlIAgeReDsRn5nbZ/view?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please reach out to the league at [email protected]

Stay safe!


2020 BSL Weekly Pick up Tournaments

[written by Zahid Merchant]

Salam, We pray and hope that everyone is staying safe. As life returns to normal, we are following the province and city guidelines to resume play this season. The province has limited the number of players allowed to play in a league which has forced us to adjust our regular format. As much as we would like to have a normal season, inshaAllah there is some benefit in the new format we are implementing. A lot of our format has been borrowed from our friends at  Get Buckets Basketball League.

New Dynasty Mode format: 

1. Every Sunday starting August 9th, we will be hosting weekly pick up tournaments for registered players. Every Wednesday, a link will be sent out for players to sign up to play for that Sunday. When we reach a limit of 48 players, we will close registration for that week. (First come, first serve)

2. Players will be charged $11 for every week they sign up to play. If you cancel after signing up, you will still be charged unless a reason is provided before the draft. At the end of September, we will refund whatever money is owed to you from the $175 league fees. 

3. 4 GMs will be selected who will draft their teams for Sunday. After a week is played, new GMs will be selected to draft new teams except for the winning team from the previous week which will stay together to try and complete a DYNASTY.

3. Game format will be tournament style. One hour games starting with 1-1 count with no new inning with 10 mins remaining (max 7 innings). All teams will play each other in round robin (3 games total). Top two teams will advance to the finals. If two teams are tied, tie-breakers will be Head-to-Head, then Run Diff then Runs Scored.

4. Stats will only be kept in the finals with points for every offensive stat which will be tracked over the course of the season. These stats will not be recorded on the BSL site but on a separate site just for this season. 

5. If a team wins 3 consecutive weeks, they will be considered a dynasty and will earn additional points for their streak and then team will dissolve. (To keep a dynasty team going, 8 of 12 players need to be returning the following week)

6. Draft order will be randomized unless the GMs need to be adjusted for parity. If a dynasty team needs players, they will pick players in the same round as the players they are replacing. (Dynasty team will have last pick of the round)

Game weeks: 
August 9th, August 16th, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 3 (All-Star Tourny) 

Point structure (No errors will be recorded):  
Finals appearance: 3 points,
Finals win: 3 points, Dynasty: 5 points, Single: 1 point, Double: 1.2 points, Triple: 1.4 points, Homerun: 1.6 points, Run scored: 0.5 point, RBI: 0.2 point, BB: 0.8 point, SF: 0.5 point

Covid Safety Measures overview: 

1. Every player must complete the liability waiver for the league, understanding the risk of playing in these circumstances (Already completed) 

2. Every player must complete a weekly covid screening survey by Saturday to be allowed to play on Sunday (weekly) 

3. Every player must have their own bat/equipment in order to sign up. Sharing bats or any equipment is strongly discouraged by SPN, Baseball Ontario and Ontario Health. Our umpires may refuse to allow the player to bat if they are sharing a team bat. 

4. Each fielding team will have their own set of balls that they take with them into the field and off the field. Balls will not be shared by both fielding sides. 

5. No batting or fielding practice will be allowed prior to games. Only tossing within your own team is allowed prior to the game. 

6. Dugouts will be closed and only used by the on-deck batter. All players are required to sit in the bleachers or along the fence while maintaining physical distancing.

7. More detailed safety guidelines will be provided to all players in our Return to Play Guidelines


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