National Pro Fastpitch Commissioner Cheri Kempf today announced the planned formation of a committee to look at the league’s post-season policies and procedures. The new committee will examine the rules and guidelines in place in other leagues, as well as the unique conditions under which NPF operates.
“First and foremost, we want to apologize to all the NPF fans who have supported their teams through the exciting season. We were all deeply disappointed by Sunday’s unfortunate weather-related cancellations of the final game(s) of the league’s three-game championship Final Series,” said Commissioner Kempf. “We want to make sure that this never happens again. Nothing is more important to us than the integrity of the league and its championship and we’ll be working with our owners, board of advisors and outsiders to look at best practices across other professional leagues.”
Kempf expects the committee to be in place in the next 30 days and to have findings and recommendations by the end of the year.
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.