The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) conducted the coronavirus tests of all the players participating in the league on Thursday and none of them has tested positive.
The league officially announced that they conducted tests of 162 including the players, coaches and staffs and now all of them have been cleared to play in the upcoming league.
“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, but as of now all those who have arrived in Trinidad and Tobago are free from COVID-19,” the CPL said in a statement.
The CPL is going to be the first cricket league to kickstart after the coronavirus pandemic and it will begin from August 18 at Trinidad and Tobago. The league will span for 24 days with the finals on September 10.
The players travelling from other countries will also be tested after landing in Trinidad and Tobago and as per their reports, they will be quarantined for 7-14 days based on their test reports.
The first match of the league will see the runners up Guyana Amazon Warriors clashing with Trinbago Knight Riders on August 18.