The activities of the Quebec Elite Junior Baseball League (LBJEQ) can begin up to three weeks later than planned. Governors will consider various scenarios Wednesday night as part of an emergency meeting convened by league president Rodger Brulotte. Thus, Voyageurs could begin the season around the third week of June.
Originally, the league had a 32-game plan that started on May 29. But with the health rules, the presence of variants, the players from the same team coming from other regions and in some cases from red zones, the training sessions and matches are more complicated to organize. Also, last weekend Voyageurs could only hold training with players from the region.
Governor of Voyageurs de Saguenay, Guy Hébert confirmed the holding of a virtual meeting on Wednesday. The league should outline the procedures to be followed for next season. – The league will decide whether we postpone the start of the season by one, two or three weeks. We will see what will be proposed to us, and we, the governors, will give our opinion, and it will probably then be voted on, since it is the governors who decide, “explains Guy Hébert, and mentions that changes can also be proposed .
In the Voyageurs division, the teams competing are Charlesbourg, Quebec and Trois-Rivières, Les Voyageurs and Aigles de Trois-Rivières are in the orange zone, while Charlesbourg and Quebec are in the red zone (Capitale-Nationale).
Unfortunately, not all players come from these regions, and this is where the shoe squeezes. “You must also remember that if one of the sections cannot be played, not all sections will play. They do not want four or eight teams to play while the others do not play, says Hébert.
LBJEQ wants the 13 teams to play and not just any of them. “On Wednesday, we should know where we are going and which official directive we must follow. “