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CPL Confirms To Host The Entire Tournament In Trinidad and Tobago

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Barbados Tridents won the CPL last year in 2019.

The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is all set to take place only in Trinidad and Tobago. The operations manager of CPL has confirmed the plans of playing the tournament in one stadium.

It is highly likely that the entire edition of the T20 league will take place in the country of the Caribbean due to the COVID-19 cases being under control. Trinidad and Tobago have only recorded just a single COVID-19 case since April 30.

CPL 2020 to commence from August 18

“Should the tournament take place it will take place entirely in Trinidad and Tobago, which is the most successful country in the Caribbean in controlling the spread of the virus – recording just one new case since April 30 and just 117 total cases overall”, ESPNcricinfo quoted Micheal Hall as saying the operations manager of the CPL.

Barbados Tridents won the CPL in 2019.

The tournament will take place between August 18 and September 10 in Trinidad and Tobago once the government gives their approval. Much like many sports activities around the world now, CPL also is likely to take place behind closed doors.

“We have taken the decision to stage the tournament (subject to final approval from the government of Trinidad & Tobago, which we expect next week). I can advise that the tournament period will be from August 1 to September 12, with the first matches on August 18 and the final on September 10,” Hall said.

Top players in the CPL are likely to accept a salary cut of around 30 percent compared to 2019. However, the organisers will not deduct salaries of the players below the USD 20,000 bracket, ESPNcricinfo reported.