Thursday, April 30, 2020

Little League World Series cancelled for 2020

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By Robert H Kelly
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WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA (April 30, 2929) Little League International announced today, via a Facebook Live broadcast, that the Little League World Series is cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also stated that regional and championship tournaments are also canceled.  The statement also included all Little League divisions, including softball. The cancellations, however did not include the 2020 regular seasons.

Little League president Stephen Keener stated there was reason for optimism that teams could play this spring and summer, depending on restrictions in states and localities.The Little League World Series has been played each year since the first tournament in 1947. The 202e dition was to be the 75th edition of the tournament.

In addition, he announced it  would be impossible to hold the events with the ongoing restrictions on large gatherings and travel.

The LLWS was scheduled for August 20-30, 2020.  All division tournaments, regional championships and world series are scheduled to resume in 2021.

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