The BUCS season was cute short this year due the rapidly spreading Covid-19 virus. Fortunately we were able t o play the majority of the fixtures, however other institutions were not able to.
BUCS declared that the wellbeing of students, staff, volunteers and officials competing in BUCS competitions is of the utmost importance to them and as such, have made the decision to suspend the commencement of any BUCS activity, both sporting and non-sporting from 17th March 2020. This suspension will continue to carry on for the duration of the season with the added decision to cancel the upcoming cricket season.
Due to this decision, all BUCS points for the 19/20 year are void and will not stand for this season. Promotion and relegations will only go ahead if there can be a straight swap into the league or below and league positions will stand as of the position each team held on 18.03.2020.
Team entries will open on 15.04.2020 and close on 20.05.2020. A Publication of 20-21provisional league documents after promotions/regulations will be applied on 29.04.2020.
Updated Entry Schedule
Having received feedback from a growing number of institutions that staff are being placed on furlough or are likely to be placed on furlough before April 15, the BUCS Executive has taken the decision to delay Team Entries for 2020-21. This is to ensure that all institutions have the chance to submit their entries, both in terms of staff time and to provide an opportunity to plan for what 2020-21 may look like from a sporting perspective.
BUCS have identified a preferred timeline below which is based on the Government guidance that the financial support for furlough will end on Sunday 31 May.
Proposed New Team Entry Timeline
Team Entries Open - Tuesday 2nd June
Team Entries Close - Friday 19th June
Provisional Leagues (PL) published - Wednesday 1st July
Feedback window for PL closes - Friday 10th July
Leagues Live on BUCS play - Friday 14th August
See BUCS full statement online https://www.bucs.org.uk/update-covid-19-coronavirus.html