The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 organizers are hoping to start the tournament as per schedule amid the global coronavirus outbreak. CPL is the franchise T20 league tournament of West Indies wherein all national and international players participate.
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This year’s edition is scheduled to start from August 19 this year. But with the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus, this seems difficult.
However, the organizers have not lost hope and they believe that they might start as per the schedule this season.
The next edition of the CPL T20 event will is scheduled to take place from August 19 to September 26 and the organizers are keen on going ahead with the planned August 19 start but have also kept other options open due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CPL Hoping To Start As Per Schedule Amid Corona Outbreak
“CPL has been in constant communication with our medical advisors in recent weeks, as well as speaking with Cricket West Indies about the current situation with regard to cricket around the world, and at present there has been no discussion about moving the event,” the CPL said in a statement.
There have been coronavirus cases in the West Indies as well but the situation here at present is far better than in the European countries.
“CPL believes it is too early to make such a decision, but this is an evolving situation and we are carefully watching how events unfold in the Caribbean and around the world.”
“At present the CPL teams are planning for the tournament to take place as scheduled while also looking at alternative plans should they be needed.”
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