The Italian Softball League will feature 10 teams participating during the 2010 season. FIBS President Riccardo Fraccari made it official during a meeting with the top clubs in softball.
Fraccari announced that every team will have to have 6 players of the Italian School of Softball (or ASI) during every game and that the number will increase to 7 in 2011.
European Union citizens and players of italian citizenship developed abroad will have the same status. Italian citizens will acquire the ASI status after playing 4 seasons in the League.
Each team will be able to sign 3 non EU citizen import players.
Some of the top clubs made it clear during the meeting that they would have liked to maintain the number of ASI players to 5.
"We could also avoid seeing that a winning dynasty is over" commented Fraccari "But it is a fact that we have to work hard to build a new generation of players who can win for Italy. For us, this is the right way to start"