INTERCITY LEAGUE UPDATE ON THE 2020 SEASON (May 6, 2020)
(May 6, 2020)* The Intercity League Board of Directors met again on Wednesday May 6 via Zoom Conference to the discuss the ramifications that COVID-19 is having on the 2020 season.
It was the unanimous decision of the Board to make every effort to play an abbreviated version of our usual schedule only if it is safe to do so and regulations and guidelines in place at that time would allow.
The ICL does not require cross country travel or host families to accommodate our players. We could be in the unique position of possibly being one of the few amateur leagues in the New England area that may be able to salvage at least a portion of the upcoming summer season.
We are anxiously awaiting the directives that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to issue on May 18.
We are still hoping for a shortened schedule that would begin no sooner than early July. Obviously, that would depend on what restrictions are still in place at that time both statewide and in the local cities and towns where ICL teams call home.
As that situation becomes clearer so will that of the ICL. Our thought process remains a condensed schedule with a double elimination tournament to follow in lieu of our traditional playoffs.
The safety of our players, team officials, umpires, and fans are of the utmost importance to the Board.
Our next Board meeting is scheduled for May 20.
We will continue to keep everyone posted.
Please stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.