After an inevitable delay by CoViD-19, the CPL 2020 is all set to get rolling from mid-August. This year’s CPL will be a league to watch out as it might the first big tournament after CoViD-19 pandemic.
“The CPL have worked with the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health and the CPL’s own board of medical advisors to create protocols which minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus to the population of Trinidad and in amongst those who will be travelling to Trinidad & Tobago from overseas,” the organizers said in a statement as quoted by the official CPL website.
“All teams and officials will be housed in one hotel, and everyone will be subject to strict quarantine protocols for the first two weeks they are in the country. Everyone travelling from overseas will be tested for COVID-19, before departure and then again on arrival in Trinidad,” it added.
According to the reports, the likes of Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Alex Hales and Kieron Pollard are all ready to take part in the 2020 edition of CPL. While Indian spinner Pravin Tambe will also take part in The Caribbean Premier league 2020. He will play for TKR.
The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will be played in Trinidad & Tobago from August 18 and September 10, it was confirmed on Friday (July 10).
“We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to The Hon. Dr Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, The Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs, The Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister for Health, Dr Roshan Parasram, Chief Medical Officer for Trinidad & Tobago, Douglas Camacho, Chairman of Sport TT and their respective ministries and organizations for their support and guidance in making this all possible,” said Pete Russell, COO of Hero CPL.
“We are really excited to bring high-class cricket to the Caribbean and to the rest of the world. The standard of players involved in this year’s tournament will be higher than ever, and we can’t wait to get the tournament underway,” he added.