[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.
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.