As we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, including the recommendations, restrictions and orders from both our governments and the CDC, it is our hope that we can still have our World Tournament in August as scheduled. As you might imagine, we have been talking about this internally, understanding the situations are different in each country, and that things are changing day by day with good news one day and bad news the next. With that said, we are in the hands of local, provincial/state and federal health authorities and will be taking our cues from them.
We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all softball teams, players and fans to follow suit. On or about May 1 we’ll have an update on where we stand for June requirements. We don’t think that anything can be decided with finality about July and August until about June 1.
We appreciate your concerns and passion for the game – we all share it. The ISC extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus.