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Canadian Premier League postpones 2020 season amid COVID-19 pandemic

The start of the CanPL’s second season, like almost every other league in the world, will have to wait.

CPL: York9 FC at Forge FC Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports for CPL

In news that comes as no shock to anyone, the Canadian Premier League, like much of the world, is going dark as we wait out this new normal.

The league announced today that it will officially suspend the start of the season, which was set to kick off on April 11.

“We have made this decision in support of the announcement by Canada Soccer on March 13 banning all sanctioned soccer activities in Canada, and the directive made by our respective governments and health officials to ban all public gatherings,” Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan said in a statement.

Notable that the press release makes no mention of possible return dates. Seems a smart move, as we’ve seen other entities, including MLS, roll back on earlier timelines.

There’s little denying that we are living through an epochal moment in human history. Stay tuned to WTR as we try to keep you up to date with the constantly changing landscape.

Most of all though, stay safe everyone!