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CPL 2020: All 162 players test negative for COVID-19

Indian fans are eagerly waiting for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The thrill of IPL will start from the 19th of next month. So everyone’s curiosity is growing. As this year’s IPL is being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), discussions are underway on all the issues like corona testing of players, bio-safety environment, etc. Another league is set to begin next week before the start of the IPL, with 162 players and officials being tested in the corona. Their reports have come to light and now all the players and officials have been quarantined.

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will start on August 18. The players, officials and organizers have arrived in Trinidad and Tobago. All 162 members have been tested negative for the COVID-19 infection. Now everyone has been quarantined in the hotel for 14 days. “If any member of the party is found to have in contact with the virus they will be removed from the hotel and placed in further isolation in accordance with the current protocols in Trinidad & Tobago, but as of now all those who have arrived in Trinidad & Tobago are free from COVID-19,” the release said.

The CPL T20 league will start on August 18 and will feature 33 matches. The 23 matches will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and 10 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. Spectators will not be allowed into the stadium. The semi-finals and final will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. The league final will be played on September 10. The league organizing director said, “Our main priority is the health and well being 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.”

Current / Upcoming Series: IPL 2020 | IND vs AUS | PAK vs ENG | CPL 2020
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