Saturday 19 September, 2020

No spectators in the stands: Strict COVID-19 guidelines for CPL

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Sports Minister Shamfa Cudjoe on Thursday announced that the Cabinet has agreed to the hosting of the entire Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Trinidad over the period August 18 to September 12, with strict adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines.

Speaking at the Office of the Prime Minister, Central Administrative Services of Tobago, Scarborough, Cudjoe stated that over 251 people from the CPL team will be staying at the Hilton Trindad.

"The Hilton Hotel is the hotel of choice for CPL. The players, workers and different stakeholders will be staying at the Hilton Hotel. They will be doing their quarantine period there. They will be tested before leaving home to ensure they are negative, tested when they get here and go into quarantine, tested on the seventh day, (and) then tested again on the fourteenth day."

The Sports Minister noted that there will be no spectators at the stadiums.

She said cricket lovers will have to view the games on the television.

CNC3 has the exclusive rights for the tournament. "We have arranged that viewers or spectators will not be allowed to go sit and watch CPL."

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