CPL 2020 To Be Played In Trinidad And Tobago Starting From August 18:
The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will take place in Trinidad and Tobago on August 18 and September 20, announced on Friday (July 10). It is expected to be the first T20 League to begin after the COVID-19 break.
The declaration follows the approval given by the central authority and in accordance with the local authorities of Trinidad and Tobago.
“All teams and officials will be housed in one hotel, and everyone will be subject to strict quarantine procedures for the first two weeks they will be in the country. Everyone traveling from abroad will be checked for COVID-19, before departure, and again upon arrival in Trinidad.
“Teams and officials will be put in” households “where social boundaries will have to be defined. There will be smaller clusters within each household where these barriers can be relaxed. Nevertheless, if any member of this cluster shows signs of COVID-19 at any point during the tournament, all members of that cluster will be expected to be self-isolated for a period of 14 days from the moment when a member of that group first shows symptoms, “said the CPL document.
Matches will be conducted behind closed doors with strict COVID rules in place for teams and officials.
The tournament will see people traveling into the country for the first time since the border was closed in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, 133 confirmed cases have been identified with 117 patients making a complete recovery.
Stars including Rashid Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Ross Taylor and Carlos Brathwaite have signed several franchises ahead of the 2020 CPL season, with Pravin Tambe expected to become the first Indian to take part in the tournament. The legspinner had a contract with the Trinbago Knight Riders in the draft process.