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Caribbean Premier League to start next month in Trinidad

By: AP |

Printed: July 28, 2020 9:43:28 am

Jason Holder-led Barbados Tridents rejoice CPL 2019 title win. (CPL/Twitter)

CPL 2020: A 33-game Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 match will kick off subsequent month with defending champion Barbados Tridents towards St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors taking up the Trinbago Knight Riders.

CPL chief govt Damien O’Donohoe mentioned the Aug. 18-Sept. 10 match can be staged in two venues in Trinidad and Tobago, with the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba internet hosting 23 video games, together with the semifinals and remaining, and Queen’s Park Oval at Port of Spain internet hosting 10 video games.

The West Indies staff contested the primary worldwide cricket for the reason that lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic when it beat England within the first take a look at at Southampton earlier this month. England received the second take a look at and the collection is poised with the third take a look at in Manchester going to the ultimate day.

The West Indies gamers, who had to enter two weeks of quarantine after arriving in Britain final month in preparation for the take a look at collection, will return to the Caribbean and should adapt shortly to the T20 format.

Similar to the take a look at collection in England, the six-team CPL might be performed in empty stadiums and in a bio-secure setting with strict protocols in place to guard gamers and the general public from the unfold of COVID-19.

“Now we have seen the urge for food for stay sport because it has returned after a protracted absence, and the curiosity in CPL might be increased than ever with it being the primary franchise T20 match to return,” O’Donohoe mentioned.

Organizers labored with the federal government of Trinidad and Tobago to make sure the match may very well be staged this yr.

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