Skip to content

IBL still hoping for modified season (update)

But the Kitchener Panthers won't be fielding a team
Stock photo

Like every sports league, the Intercounty Baseball League is in a holding pattern.

In a release Wednesday, the league said it is resigned to the fact that a traditional IBL season is not possible this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ball parks are expected to be off limits in several of the cities where teams are until at least Canada Day, but the league is hopeful a modified season is still possible.

Some clubs, including the Kitchener Panthers, have even said even if there is a shortened season, they won't be able to field a team.

"At this point, The IBL can say in confidence that we will not have baseball of any kind before July 1; that the majority of teams, while realizing IBL baseball this summer may seem unlikely, are hopeful of playing a modified season; and that some teams have already resigned themselves that they will not operate in 2020." stated the release.

In a typical year, the IBL regular season would start in early May.

We are expecting to hear more from the Panthers on Thursday.


Rogers Media
230 The Boardwalk Kitchener, ON, N2N 0B1 © 2006-2020 Rogers Media. All rights reserved.