Decision on Toronto Wolfpack's fate delayed
The Canadian club pulled out of Super League in July after owner David Argyle announced he could no longer fund them but they are keen to return in 2021 under new ownership and recently submitted an 80-page business plan.
Their bid could have been rejected at Friday's Super League board meeting but instead the PA news agency understands delegates agreed to give Toronto businessman Carlo LiVolsi an opportunity to present more details of his plans to re-launch the club.
The application went before a virtual meeting of the Super League board, which largely comprises owners or chief executives of the other 11 clubs following the breakaway from the Rugby Football League in 2018.
The RFL is known to be supportive of Toronto's bid but only has one vote, the same as Super League's executive chairman Robert Elstone, who is thought to have strong reservations over the North American franchise.