In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus during the Caribbean Premier League many tests and rules have been implemented to keep the tournament running smoothly. In August, the island of St Kitts and Nevis witnessed 256 people arrive. The contingent comprised players, referees, sponsors, organisers, coaches, medical personnel, trainers and more. Two persons tested negative and were put into quarantine, but the games continued.
All matches will take place at Warner Park in St Kitts with the aim to restrict travel and avoid the spread of the virus. The tournament is taking place over a period of 16 days, with a total of 25 matches. These matches are open to the public with tickets available online. However, only those who are fully vaccinated are attending the matches.
Fans are undergoing strict protocols while attending the matches. Foreign fans are following the island’s protocols. Only 50% of the tickets are available for each match enabling social distancing.
Currently, the Caribbean Premier League is well underway. A few players and others are still tested positive, and have been asked to isolate themselves. The fear of the pandemic still looms large, and it is important that as the tournament comes to an end, all the visitors and islanders stay safe.
Last year was not only the worst for all the people, but also a challenging period for sports stars and fans alike. This sentiment was reflected when the CPL players and their respective colleagues were visibly worried about them getting infected and bringing the event to a premature halt!
However, this year the games are being enjoyed by fans. If you are waiting breathlessly to know who will take home the Hero CPL 2021 trophy, bookmark this site.