The government of Canada has refused an application for interest-free loan of$ 30 Million of the canadian football League (CFL), which aim was to fund the holding of a season shortened.
According to TSN, the government would have refused to pay the amount, before proposing to the circuit Ambrosie to explore the various programs to assist businesses in time of a pandemic created recently.
The league has been standing still for several months now, so that several athletes could find themselves without an income fixed for the year 2020. It is already starting to get late, however, since the season would normally start in the month of June.
Canada would abandon, however, not the CFL anytime soon, offering her help to ensure the long term viability of the circuit, according to TSN. The team owners themselves, would not be willing to take a season 2020 shortened without federal assistance.
The last amount proposed,$ 20 Million would have been used to pay players,$ 8 Million would have been allocated to the creation of a bubble in the city of Winnipeg, and$ 2 Million would have done the office of emergency fund.
This is not the first request of the kind that makes the CFL this year. At the beginning of the pandemic, in April, she was denied a financial aid of$ 150 Million that would have served to absorb the losses in the event of the season is shortened or cancelled.
The owners of the nine teams in the league are to meet on Monday to discuss the outcome of the season 2020. This year could be the first since 1919 where the Grey cup will not be awarded.