"We Are Ready": CPL Organisers Keen To Host Tournament In August
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“We Are Ready”: CPL Organisers Keen To Host Tournament In August

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As the sports world gradually return to action following the halt due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers are keen to host the entire tournament in Trinidad, and submitted a proposal to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago to stage the tournament in mid-August.

Incidentally, the tournament is proposed to take place after the West Indies return from the three-Test against England in July. The series will mark the return of international cricket after it was brought to a halt due to the pandemic. The series opener will be played at the Ageas Bowl on July 8, the second Test will be played from July 16 at the Old Trafford, with the series concluding with the final match starting from July 24.

"We Are Ready": CPL Organisers Keen To Host Tournament In August
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CPL chief operation officer: We are ready to play

CPL chief operating officer Pete Russell has said that a meeting will be held on June 4 with cabinet officers to discuss the protocols to be followed and quarantine period to be allotted for players who will arrive in Trinidad. He also said that, it is now just a case of green light for them.

"We Are Ready": CPL Organisers Keen To Host Tournament In August
Andre Russell (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

“We’re ready to play,” Russell told ESPNcricinfo. “If you get the second wave that everyone hopes won’t come, we’d be back to square one, but the only other thing that will derail us is the government not allowing us to play for safety reasons. It’s just a case of getting the green light from them.”

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