The Caribbean Premier League contingents have all cleared their COVID-19 tests.
The Hero Caribbean Premier League players, officials and administrators had undergone novel coronavirus screening tests on their arrival in Trinidad & Tobago. All 162 members of the party who travelled into Trinidad have tested negative for the virus.
However, regular tests will continue during the touring party’s 14-day quarantine period in the team hotels, states a CPL Press release.
If any member of the party is found to have contracted the virus they will be removed from the hotel and placed in further isolation in accordance with the current protocols in Trinidad & Tobago, but as of now all those who have arrived in Trinidad & Tobago are free from COVID-19.
“It has been a colossal effort by all involved to get everyone safely into Trinidad & Tobago and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work and diligence. Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of all those involved in CPL and the wider population in the host country, to have got through this first step without any cases is encouraging news, but we will remain vigilant,” said Michael Hall, Tournament Operations Director.
The tournament gets underway on 18 August and will see 33 games played at two venues in Trinidad. The first match will see last year’s runners-up, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, take on the Trinbago Knight Riders. The final will take place on 10 September.
The tournament will take place in Trinidad & Tobago between 18 August and 10 September at the Queen’s Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.