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  Sports   11 Jul 2020  Good News! This cricket league got approval from the government

Good News! This cricket league got approval from the government

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jul 11, 2020, 4:16 pm IST
Updated Jul 11, 2020, 4:16 pm IST
Entire Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played in Trinidad and Tobago from August 18 to September 10 as the organisers got the approval
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The entire Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played in Trinidad and Tobago from August 18 to September 10 as the organisers got the approval from the local government.

Though international cricket has already begun, CPL will be the first T20 league to take place after the Covid-19-forced break.

CPLCPLStrict safety procedures will be in place for the tournament to minimise the risk of virus transmission to the local population and among those who will be travelling to Trinidad and Tobago from overseas.

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," said the CPL in a statement.

"All members of the CPL party will be subject to regular temperature checks and will be re-tested for the virus throughout their stay in Trinidad and again before departure," it added.

CPLCPLThe CPL will feature overseas and Caribbean players including Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Alex Hales and Kieron Pollard.

The Caribbean has been among the least affected region by the Covid-19 pandemic with Trinidad and Tobago reporting 133 cases so far.

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