In a welcome news for the Cricket fans, the 2020 edition of Caribbean Premier League is all set to get rolling from mid-August. The (CPL) organisers are keen to organising the tournament in Trinidad and for that they have already submitted a proposal to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
With eased lockdowns and decreasing cases of CoViD-19 Pandemic, Cricket is finally gearing up to blossom again at the World Stage. Some Countries like England and West Indies has already started the training of players in bio-secure environment, while some others like India, Australia and Bangladesh are contemplating the same by the end of June 2020.
Recently, ECB have announced the dates of home series against West Indies in July 2020. The tour was earlier proposed in the month of June but given the conditions, the ECB has decided to host WI for Three Test Match series starting from the first Test at the Ageas Bowl on July 8, the second Test and third Test will be played at the Old Trafford from July16 and 24 respectively. The series will also mark the return of International Cricket after almost 4 months.
Talking with ESPNcricinfo, CPL chief operating officer Pete Russell has asserted that the organisers are ready to host the tournament and will hope that no second wave of CORONA derails the plans. The Government call on conditions and protocols will also have a role to play. All the six franchises have been decided to be kept in the same hotel as of now. With every team being treated as a separate household.
“We’re ready to play,” Russell told ESPNcricinfo. “If you get the second wave that everyone hopes won’t come, we’d be back to square one, but the only other thing that will derail us is the government not allowing us to play for safety reasons. It’s just a case of getting the green light from them.”