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Toronto, ON (April 13, 2020) – On behalf of the Canadian Premier League, Commissioner David Clanachan has released the following statement:
“The Canadian Premier League and its member Clubs have been working hard to minimize the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our business. We were scheduled to start our season on April 11, but were unable to do so,” said David Clanachan, Commissioner of the CPL. “Despite our best efforts, we are now having to make adjustments to our operations including the wages of our hard working and passionate players, coaches and employees.”
“Players will have 25% of their contracts deferred, while coaches, technical staff, and Club and League employees will take wage reductions during this challenging time in order to keep as many people as possible employed.
“We thank our dedicated players, coaches and staff for helping us share the weight of these difficult challenges,” Clanachan concluded, “and we look forward to starting our season and welcoming back our amazing fans when authorities say it is safe to do so.”
The CPL and its member Clubs thank all the front-line health care workers and first responders for their heroic efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
Canadian Premier League Commissioner
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