League chairman David Andrews said today: "George Wood, Swim England's Sport Development Director, welcomed our offer but has turned down the proposal while a full review is conducted. He has, in the meantime, committed Swim England to running the event for the foreseeable future while continuing dialogue with the BWPL.
"BWPL Management Committee remain of the opinion that our proposals represented the basis for a fair agreement that would deliver a vastly improved competition and experience for players, officials and spectators alike.
"We are working on the basis that, should future agreement be made, the earliest date for implementation will be September 2020.
"More immediately, we will be pleased to welcome George to our BWPL weekend in Sheffield on 9/10 February where, in addition to men's and women's Super 5s and women's Championship 1s, the League will be hosting two England international matches."