St Kitts & Nevis player expelled from CPL 2021 for bubble breach

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots player Mikyle Louis has been expelled from the ongoing edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for breaching bio-bubble protocols.

CPL organisers said on Monday that Louis, 21, who left the bio-bubble without permission, will now not be allowed to participate further in the tournament.

As per reports, Louis, who had represented West Indies at the U-19 level in 2017, had left his hotel after being informed about a tragic news related to one of his friends.

The ongoing league is being played under a bio-bubble in St Kitts and Nevis and any one found guilty of breaching it will me expelled.

“Following the receipt of some tragic news about a close friend, the player took the unfortunate and ill-advised decision to leave the hotel bubble without permission. While the league is sympathetic about the circumstances which led to the player’s decision, it cannot allow the integrity of its Covid-secure bubble to be compromised,” said tournament operations director Michael Hall in a press release.

“The tournament bubble will be maintained for the entire duration of the tournament and no one from outside the bubble will be allowed in at any of the bubble locations. Conversely, no one from inside the bubble will be allowed out of the main bubble areas. Persons who break these rules will be expelled from the tournament – no exceptions,” the tournament’s protocols reads.

Significantly, the current CPL edition, which kicked-off on August 26, will end on September 15.

This edition of CPL is open to crowds at 50 per cent attendance.

News Desk

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