If nothing else, the Canadian Premier League has continually demonstrated an incredible resolve and nimbleness in the face of adversity since its official launch in 2019.
But now is not the time to let up, and if anything, the CPL will continue to need both of those qualities in abundance in the coming weeks as it faces one of the most important times in its brief existence.
Last week, Commissioner David Clanachan outlined the CPL’s intention to start the 2021 campaign sometime between mid-June to early July with all eight teams in one location without fans. The league plans to stage a 28-game campaign under a single-table format followed by a post-season, with the hope that they’ll be able to have matches in their home markets with fans in attendance at some point. The CPL originally hoped to kick off the 2021 season on Victoria Day weekend, but then announced in late April that it was pushing back the start due to the ongoing pandemic.