The website Sportparma.com reported last week that Old Parma will not play in the Italian Softball League in the 2010 season. They lost their main sponsor “Cassa Padana” after two years of partnership and therefore haven’t the necessary budget anymore to play in the highest division in Italian Softball.
Parma finished in last place in the ISL after the regular season with a 2-26 record, after their foreign players Shannon Doepking and Angel Shamblin had to go home early with injuries. They avoided relegation thanks to a three-game sweep against Fastpitch Roma at the end of September. Old Parma also hosted the European Cupwinners Cup last summer.
According to the report there are talks to exchange the license with a Serie A2 club, possibly Caronna. Old Parma played in the ISL for six years, having taking over the license of Crocetta Parma after the 2003 season. The Caronna Rheavendors were second in Pool A with a 33-3 record last year.