Jamaican CPL player positive for COVID-19

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    A Jamaican cricketer who was due to play in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League has tested positive for COVID-19.

    According to a report in the Jamaica Observer, the player was among a group of cricketers who had been training under the supervision of Jamaica Scorpions Head Coach Andre Coley.

    The cricketer had been drafted to represent one of CPL franchises outside of Jamaica, and will now miss the competition.

    Two players who might have been exposed have also since withdrawn from the Jamaica Tallawahs squad that was set to leave today for Trinidad.

    Jamaica Cricket Association CEO Courtney Francis, has been quoted as saying: “We have not yet determined how many people might have been affected. We are adhering to the health and safety guidance set out by the Government of Jamaica. We are in dialogue with all the necessary parties, including the ministry, to ensure that everybody is aware of the developments.”

    According to the Observer, they have been replaced by West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood and former regional youth spinner Ramaal Lewis.