255 travelers Arrive for Caribbean Premier League Bubble

TAROUBA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - SEPTEMBER 10: Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate winning the Hero Caribbean Premier League Final match 33 between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks at Brian Lara Cricket Academy on September 10, 2020 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Randy Brooks - CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

The majority of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cohort have arrived in St Kitts & Nevis ahead of the tournament which gets underway on 26 August 2021.

255 travelers have arrived and entered the tournament bubble and following a rigorous testing process there have been two cases of COVID-19 detected. A comprehensive contact tracing process has taken place along with additional testing and no further cases have been identified.

The two individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating as per the comprehensive protocols that have been put together by the tournament organizing committee, Hero CPL’s medical advisors and the health authorities in St Kitts & Nevis.

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Michael Hall, Hero CPL’s Tournament Operations Director, said: “The two positive cases were identified quickly following on arrival testing and were flagged with Hero CPL while in room quarantine was still taking place for those individuals. The tournament bubble remains intact and there has been no exposure to the wider public in the Federation. We are looking forward to getting the cricket underway on the 26 August.”

Spectators must be vaccinated

Fans attending this year’s tournament must be vaccinated, stated Hall.  “We have access to a comprehensive database, provided by the government and those not shown to be vaccinated will be denied entry.”  Additionally, the seating arrangement will be such that spectators will not come in contact with players and officials.  “Spectators will be seated on one side of the stadium, far away from players and officials.  We are making sure to protect everyone and the integrity of the tournament,” the operations director insisted.