The Baseball Sask Board of Governors met on Monday, June 8th and have made the extremely tough decision to cancel all 2020 Provincial Championships. This decision was not made lightly as it was a topic of discussion for many weeks now. We were holding out hope, however, seeing that we have not even been given a date for Phase 4 to open, it was not fair to our current and future Host sites to plan adequately.
We also carry the responsibility to look out for the health and safety of our members. Provincial Championships bring with them mass gatherings from different teams from all over Saskatchewan. We cannot estimate what the allowable outdoor maximum gathering limit will be for late August. Due to this, we cannot guarantee that our Championships would even be approved by the Government of Saskatchewan at that time.
We have heard from many of our members who have stated that their main area of focus will simply be to provide some type of a local baseball season for their teams and leagues. We want to give them the ability to do just that and not worry about being done prior to Provincials.
We sincerely thank all of our communities that were prepared to Host a Championship. You will all be given the right of first refusal to host these again in 2021.
In conclusion, we realize that there are members who will be very disappointed with this decision and we fully understand that. We appreciate your love and dedication to our great game. Unfortunately, with so many unknowns in such a fluid situation, we have made this difficult decision.