The CFL will cancel its 2020 season on Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a source familiar with the situation. The source was granted anonymity because the decision has not been publicly announced. It will be the first year that the Gray Cup has not been presented since 1919. The decision will destroy hopes for a shorter season in the central city of Winnipeg. The move comes after the CFL failed to resolve a series of problems in an effort to try to save a season. The league was unable to obtain funding from the federal government after submitting a $ 30 million interest-free loan application to Ottawa on Aug. 3 to host an abbreviated 2020 season.