At an afternoon press conference, the Rev. Jesse Jackson asked, "Is this about boundaries or race?"
"This decision's untimely and inappropriate at this time," Jackson told reporters. "It should not take six months after a team has played a championship game to determine eligibility to play the game in the first place."
The league's decision came after teams from Illinois and Nevada complained that Jackie Robinson West's roster was rigged.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger called the complaints from the Illinois team "mean-spirited" and "personal."
February 12, 2015
"Supporters of a Chicago Little League team that had its national title revoked over allegations of cheating accused the Little League organization Wednesday of racism."
"Little League International announced Wednesday morning that the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars had players in its lineup who lived outside the team's boundaries."