Canadian Premier League Commissioner Statement: Start of season postponed

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Toronto, ON (March 20, 2020) – On behalf of the Canadian Premier League, Commissioner David Clanachan has released the following statement:

“The CPL has made the difficult decision to postpone the start of the 2020 season, scheduled to commence on April 11, 2020.

We have made this decision in support of the announcement by Canada Soccer on March 13th banning all sanctioned soccer activities in Canada, and the directive by our respective governments and health officials to ban all public gatherings.

We will continue to work with all of those authorities in order to make a decision on when to begin our 2020 season when it is declared safe by the relevant health and government agencies, including our governing body Canada Soccer.

Sport in our country has long been a rallying point for our nation both from a leadership and entertainment perspective and will continue to do so.

Collectively with our Clubs and Owners we unanimously agree that our number one priority is to protect the well-being of our fans, players, officials, employees and the general public.

We will continue to monitor closely all input from our government agencies and medical experts and maintain our consistent dialogue both internally and externally. As more information becomes available, we will provide public updates.”

David Clanachan
Canadian Premier League Commissioner


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