Montagliani: CPL Start Date Could be Pushed to 2019

OTTAWA, Ontario. December 30 (T90) – Interest in the Canadian Premier League (CPL) project is continually growing.

According to the Toronto Sun, there are currently about 12 ownership groups within the country who have shown enthusiasm in acquiring a CPL franchise.

“We’ve been working on the business model,” CSA President Victor Montagliani told the Toronto Sun at the Dubai Sports Conference this week.

“These things take time. They’re not going to happen overnight.

“But we’ve also had expressions of interest from a significant amount of ownership groups across the country. We’re doing our due-diligence on that.”

Montagliani believes that the league will kick off in 2018 but at the same time does not want to rush the process.

“We should be in a position in the early part of 2017 to have letters of intent that are required to move forward with the business plan and the technical side with the league.”

The idea is to get the right people and model involved in launching the CPL, which will understandably take time.

Considering all of this Montagliani has not written off the possibly that the CPL start date could be pushed back to 2019.

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