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MAJOR RULE CHANGES APPROVED BY CFL GOVERNORS
New Look Convert, Passing Rules Coming This Season
TORONTO via CFL Communications- Significant changes to the convert, passing rules and the pace of the game will be in place when the new Canadian Football League season kicks off this June.
The league’s Board of Governors approved today most of the changes proposed earlier this Spring by the CFL’s Rules Committee.
“The Board endorsed the view that this is a great time for our league to innovate,” said Michael Copeland, the CFL’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We’re looking forward to putting in place changes that have the potential to improve an already great game.”
The CFL is modifying the convert that follows a touchdown to make it less predictable.
A kick for a single point, which took place from the 12-yard line in past seasons, will now be kicked from the 32-yard line.