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CPL to take place as per schedule amidst Coronavirus outbreak
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CPL to take place as per schedule amidst Coronavirus outbreak

With the global death toll due to COVID-19 exceedingly over 16,000, many countries have gone in lockdown while others are preparing for it. Under such circumstances, the sporting events across the world are postponed for the indefinite period.

Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, England vs Sri Lanka Test series, India vs South Africa ODI series, Australia vs New Zealand ODI series, and now ECB has decided to postpone all professional cricket.

However, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is still expected to go as per plan. With the mega-tournament 4 months away, the authorities are expecting the issue to subside and the cricket could resume normally.

The CPL said in a statement: “CPL has been in constant communication with our medical advisors in recent weeks, as well as speaking with Cricket West Indies about the current situation with regard to cricket around the world, and at present, there has been no discussion about moving the event.”

It further stated: “CPL believes it is too early to make such a decision, but this is an evolving situation and we are carefully watching how events unfold in the Caribbean and around the world. At present the CPL team is planning for the tournament to take place as scheduled while also looking at alternative plans should they be needed.”