CFL postpones start of 2020 season due to coronavirus pandemic
April 7, 2020
( Vancouver, BC) YAREtv announced today that thestart of the 2020 CFL International service will suspended as a result of the CFL’s decision to delay the start due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league, which was slated to kick off the regular season on June 11, announced Tuesday that the season won’t start before the beginning of July.
“Like our fellow Canadians, we in the CFL are striving to meet today’s challenges with both pragmatism and hope,” commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement. “We are pragmatic enough to see our country still has sacrifice and hard work ahead of it.”
“We respect the decisions being made by the federal government, provinces and municipalities on behalf of our safety and we will continue to follow their directives,” Ambrosie said. “These include indications from Canadian cities that they will not allow sporting events to take place before the end of June.”
“While it is now clear that the 2020 CFL season won’t start before the beginning of July, we are committed to working with our teams, the Players’ Association, TSN and RDS to play a full season or as close as we can come to one. We recognize this may require some creativity and we are preparing for multiple scenarios.”
The YAREtv CFL International Game Pass Service was scheduled to kick-off May 24 with Edmonton at Winnipeg.
The season was scheduled to wrap up Oct. 21 with November playoffs culminating in the 108th Grey Cup on Nov. 22 in Regina. For the most current updates visit www.cfl.ca.
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