News CFL Reschedules Global Draft

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  1. Seeker1

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    Feb 25, 2013
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    CFL reschedules global draft
    The Canadian Football League has rescheduled the 2020 edition of the CFL Global Draft to coincide with the opening of training camps due to the ongoing public health concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    TORONTO — The CFL postponed its 2020 global draft due to the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday.

    The draft was scheduled to be held April 16. It will now coincide with the opening of training camps.

    Teams remain scheduled to open rookie camps May 13 with training camps getting underway May 17.

    However, last week CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the league was looking into all contingency plans regarding all facets of the 2020 campaign amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

    In a statement Tuesday, the CFL said all the top global prospects will be invited to Toronto for a combine before league officials. When the global draft is held, the Ottawa Redblacks own the first overall selection.

    "The rescheduled global combine and draft in Toronto will provide global players with equal footing to showcase their talents in person, while offering teams a joint platform for fair evaluation," Ambrosie said in the league's press release. "We can't wait to welcome them to Canada and we look forward to having them join our CFL family."
  2. Tundra Mustang

    Tundra Mustang Moderator
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    May 1, 2012
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    I'm not sure what point there would be in deferring the "Global draft" to the "opening of training camps".

    However, I suppose the league is obliged to say something.

    From where I stand at the moment, (barring perhaps a September start to the season, and a top 2 teams in each division limited playoff format), I can't conceive that there will be any CFL training camps "opening" at all this year, nor any season to follow in 2020.

    We're all now living in very strange times indeed, and in a much changed world...


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