MIAA delays spring sports again, this time to April 27

Staff Writer
Published: 3/16/2020 7:43:11 PM
Modified: 3/16/2020 7:43:07 PM

The dominoes are continuing to fall in regards to the spring high school sports season.

The MIAA voted on Monday to push back the start of the 2020 season for the second time.

In light of the recent mandates made by Governor Charlie Baker, the organization released a statement on Monday that it had delayed the start date of the spring sports season to April 27. The MIAA Board of Directors also voted on Monday to have the completion of tournament games done by June 20, with June 21 available for a make-up day.

The structure of how the spring season will play out is to be determined by the Tournament Management Committee (TMC). An update will be provided by March 25.

Under current guidelines, teams can’t start playing games for at least 11 days after the start of the season. A first day of practice taking place on April 27 means games wouldn’t begin until early May.

This announcement comes after the MIAA decided on March 12 to delay the start of the season two weeks until March 30. It also canceled the remainder of the ongoing winter sports tournaments at that time.

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