Canada Softball Bash 10-10 to be played in early September

– winner to pocket Cdn$7,000

The victorious team in this year’s Canada Softball Bash (CSB), tentatively set for play in the Labour Day weekend in early September, is set to pocket Cdn $7,000, according to Rajesh Willie, President of Softball Cricket Canada (SCC).
Six teams had participated in the CSB’s inaugural staging in 2020, but Willie is very optimistic that, once all goes well, eight teams would be vying for the top prize later this year. Teams from Guyana are being invited to participate in the CSB.
The CSB, a two-day softball extravaganza, was won last year by the Lara X1, which carted off the first prize of Cdn$4,000 and a trophy after defeating the Northern Warriors in a nail-biting final match.

Rajesh Willie

This year, the top team would collect Cdn$7,000 and a trophy, while a monetary prize of Cdn$3,000 and a trophy would again be awarded to the runners-up side.
Moreover, outstanding individual performers would be awarded encouraging take-home prizes.
Willie described the two-day event in 2020 as a huge success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada-based Guyanese has said the inaugural staging of the CSB had been arranged to have some fun on the field, and the six participating sides had willingly come on board in this regard. He is anticipating more teams participating in the event this year.
“We want to have 8 teams this year, because there are more players who are interested and would like to participate. And maybe the inclusion of some overseas players as well (would serve to add excitement to the tournament). And that is about giving everyone a chance to be a part of the competition, and also to have every participating team with two under-21 players and one over-50 member,” Willie related.
Willie has reiterated the importance of observing the COVID-19 protocols for participation in the CSB. He has expressed gratitude to the players who participated in last September’s CSB, for observing the restrictions and complying with the protocols during the two days of the tournament both on and off the field.
“For COVID-19, should we give the opportunity to host this competition again, we will try to limit the number of persons at each ground by having different games at different venues, and ensure that we follow all guidelines set out by the Government of Ontario as they relate to the restrictions. Last year, the players and all who were involved did their best to ensure safety,” Willie informed.
Notably, all matches are slated to be played across the Greater Toronto Area, while the championship game is set for Mississauga.
Willie mentioned that this year’s competition would see more people being involved and that, he said, is the aim of Softball Cricket Canada.
He has said he would like to see more softball leagues coming out and supporting this softball venture. He would like to see more players as well, and more participation from the business community.
Fans are expected to grace the occasion with their presence, he said, and added that the CSB should be fascinating from ball one, as an enormous number of high-profile softball players in Canada are expected to be featured.