162 CPL players, officials, admins test negative for COVID-19

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    Barbados Tridents were the 2019 CPL winners (Photo credit: Getty Images)

    COVID-19 tests have returned negative for 162 players, officials and administrators who recently arrived in Trinidad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.

    They will however continue to be kept in quarantine At the Hilton Hotel for 14 days during which time they will be tested regularly.

    According to a release from CPL, if any member of the contingent is found to have contracted the virus, they will be removed from the hotel and placed in further isolation in accordance with local protocols.

    The 2020 CPL bowls off on August 18th.

    33 games will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain and the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

    The first match will see last year’s runners-up, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, take on the Trinbago Knight Riders.

    The final is carded for September 10th.

    Michael Hall, Tournament Operations Director, said: “It has been a colossal effort by all involved to get everyone safely into Trinidad & Tobago and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work and diligence. Our main priority is the health and wellbeing 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.”