CPL 2020 approved to start in Trinidad and Tobago from August 18 

Cricket is well and truly returning. While the masses have been waiting for some cricket, there’s bucket loads of it coming from the Caribbean Islands where Trinidad and Tobago are set to host the Caribbean Premier League 2020.

The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be played in Trinidad & Tobago from August 18 till September 20, a schedule that was confirmed on Friday after the approval given by the local government in conjunction with local authorities of Trinidad and Tobago.

“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.

“Teams and officials will be put into “households” where social distancing will need to be in place. There will be smaller clusters within each household where these measures can be relaxed. However, if any member of this cluster display signs of COVID-19 at any time during the tournament all members of that cluster will be expected to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from the time that a member of that group first shows symptoms,” said a statement from CPL.

The matches will be obvious be behind closed doors with guidelines adhered to by teams and officials.

The Trinidad and Tobago borders were shut in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic and for the first time there will be players flying in for this tournament . 

International players like Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Marcus Stoinis, Ross Taylor have signed with various franchises ahead of the 2020 CPL season and will fly in for the tournament. 

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Rohit Sankar is a freelance cricket journalist stuck in a love-hate live-in relationship with the game. To rile him up, mention the 1999 World Cup semi-final. Rohit has been writing about cricket for well over 10 years now, and has written for a variety of news and sports outlets over this time.

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