The Canadian Football League has finally included CFL Players’ Association in its planning for a potential season in 2020.
According to TSN reporter Farhan Lalji:
The CFLPA was brought into the loop by the CFL in one area earlier this week. PA reps met with the league’s Health and Safety Advisory Board on Monday. They went over what the return to play logistics would look like in a 1-hub city model, if there’s a season.
Regina mayor Michael Fougere and Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe have been vocal regarding their desire to talk with the CFL and players about the hub city being in the prairies. Add in the fact there is single-digit number of cases in both major cities in the province and there are very few reasons, if any, not to use the province as a hub for the league.
CFLPA executive director Brian Ramsay called out commissioner Randy Ambrosie for failing to generate or communicate detailed strategies to get on the field amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The union filed a grievance against the league and are preparing for collective bargaining negotiations with the CFL.
After the stand was taken by Ramsay and the PA on Thursday, June 11, the CFL has welcomed in to the discussions for what getting back on the field might look like amid the coronavirus pandemic.