Two COVID-19 positive cases were detected on the eve of the CPL 2021. The cases were found after major testing was conducted when the players arrived. CPL 2021 is all set to begin from August 26 with a total of 6 teams participating in the tournament.
The organizers plan to go ahead with the tournament despite two cases were traced as they believe there is no harm to the bubble.
Caribbean Premier League 2021 to go ahead despite COVID-19 cases
CPL’s tournament operations director Michael Hall said the COVID-19 bubble has not been exposed to the wider public and it is intact.
‘The two positive cases were identified quickly following on arrival testing and were flagged with CPL 2021 while in-room quarantine was still taking place for those individuals. The tournament bubble remains intact and there has been no exposure to the wider public in the Federation. We are looking forward to getting the cricket underway on August 26,” Hall said.
TKR vs Guyana Amazon Warrior to kick off Caribbean Premier League 2021
The tournament will start with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders taking on Guyana Warriors on August 26 (Thursday) and the entire tournament is likely to be played behind closed doors, just like last year it did.
West Indies T20 World Cup-winning star Carlos Brathwaite was earlier put under isolation after a COVID-19 case was detected on the flight that he traveled in from the United Kingdom to St.Kitts and Nevis.
Brendon McCullum, Trinbago Knight Rider’s head coach, had pulled out of CPL 2021 due to personal reasons and Imran Jan will replace him as the team’s coach for the upcoming season.