CPL travelling party tests negative for coronavirus
Jamaica Tallawahs players celebrate during a CPL match last season.
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is reporting that all players, officials and administors who arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for the Twenty20 tournament have tested negative for the coronavirus virus.
A release from CPL said the touring party comprised of 162 members.
The release further pointed out that "they will now be kept in quarantine in the official hotel for 14 days during which time they will be tested regularly. If any member of the party is found to have contracted the virus they will be removed from the hotel and placed in further isolation in accordance with the current protocols in Trinidad and Tobago.
CPL's Tournament Operations Directors Michael Hall said: “It has been a colossal effort by all involved to get everyone safely into Trinidad and Tobago and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work and diligence.
"Our main priority is the health and well-being of all those involved in CPL and the wider population in the host country, to have got through this first step without any cases is encouraging news, but we will remain vigilant.”
The tournament gets underway on August 18 and will see 33 games played at two venues in Trinidad. The first match will see last year’s runners-up, Guyana Amazon Warriors, take on Trinbago Knight Riders.
The final will take place on September 10.