A further round of COVID-19 testing was carried out on Sunday 16 August and all 237 members of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cohort tested negative for the virus. This news comes as the first matches of the tournament take place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.
All those who travelled into Trinidad for the tournament have now returned four negative tests and local residents who have entered the Hero CPL bubble have tested negative for the second time.
The tournament organisers will carry out further tests throughout the event while also maintaining stringent social distancing protocols to ensure that both they and the wider public in Trinidad & Tobago remain safe and healthy.
Michael Hall, Hero CPL’s Tournament Operations Director, said: “We are very pleased that the plans we put in place in order to make this tournament happen under the most testing of circumstances have meant that we have cricket taking place on the field. As everyone around the world knows, the key now is remaining vigilant and making sure the protocols that we put in place are followed. We are delighted to have got the cricket underway.”