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Canadian Elite Basketball League looks at resuming play with 1-site tournament in Ontario

The Edmonton Stingers played their home opener on Friday night.
The Edmonton Stingers played their home opener on Friday night. Eric Beck/ Global News

The Canadian Elite Basketball League says it is considering a single-site tournament in Ontario as it looks for a way to resume playing after the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the start of its second season.

In a release Friday, the league said it hasn’t ruled out any path to getting back on the court but is currently focused on the tournament option.

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The league said it is also awaiting a decision on a request it made to the federal government earlier this month for $5 million in relief money.

Four of the CEBL’s seven teams — Guelph, Hamilton, Niagara (St. Catharines) and Ottawa — are in Ontario. The other teams are based in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Abbotsford, B.C.

READ MORE: Canadian Elite Basketball League pushes season start until at least June due to COVID-19

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