Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) executive committee and clubs are today set to hold a virtual meeting to review the 2019 Rainbow Paints League season.
The stakeholders will also discuss how the 2020 season should be handled once coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is declared over.
BDNL chairperson Junier Kazembe yesterday said they need to thoroughly discuss the matters to avoid being caught off-guard when the the outbreak is over and the ban on sporting activities is lifted.
She said the league was initially, scheduled to throw off in May but will delay due to the outbreak means they have to strategise how the fixtures will be handled to fit into the 2020 netball calendar that expires in December.
“Before we decide on the way forward, we would like to first get stakeholders’ views on how we organised the 2019 competition and how we should go about the handling of the 2020 season once the pandemic is over,” Kazembe said.
Kukoma Diamonds assistant coach Noel Mussa, whose side retained the league title after beating rivals First Choice Tigresses in a decider last season, said they welcome BDNL’s initiative as it will help them plan ahead.
Rainbow Paints sales and marketing executive Jangale Chiosa said they are ready to bankroll the league “once life returns to normal”. BDNL, which comprises 11 teams from Blantyre and other Southern Region districts, is one of the country’s main leagues that contribute a good number of players to the national netball team, Malawi Queens.