Every player in the Winter BIY League should have just received and email announcing the unfortunate cancellation of the league. Here is a summary of the email.
As you’re aware, the Board of Directors decided to postpone the league prior to the March 16th (week 3) games. This decision was made to protect the health and safety of our players amidst the escalating COVID-19 situation.
The league was supposed to run until May 18th, but it has become clear that things likely won’t be back to normal by that time. We know that these are challenging times for our members, and we have decided to cancel the remainder of the league in order to issue refunds to our players.
We will be refunding teams for everything except weeks 1 and 2. Some teams paid different fees based on the bye weeks, and the amount of each team’s refund is outlined in detail in the email. The team fees will be issued back to the captains that originally paid the fee. It will be up to captains to get the player fees back to their players. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Now for a note about our summer league. In past years, registration for summer league would normally open at the beginning of April. We will not be opening registration at that time this year, since we are unsure of whether or not the league will be able to go ahead this summer. Whenever things look to be getting back to normal, the Board will start to plan the launch of a new league. Unfortunately, we have no idea when that will be, and we will have to play things by ear as this situation unfolds. We hope that we will be able to run some sort of summer league, but we hope you can understand that things are very uncertain at the moment. We will share any updates about future leagues on our website, newsletter and social media though, so please stay tuned to those outlets.
We hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy out there, and we look forward to seeing you all on the field sometime in the future!
MZU Board of Directors