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Rowley: No public risk from CPL


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Rowley: No public risk from CPL

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Port Of Spain – Teams and officials are set to start arriving here today for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)scheduled to bowl off later this month, but Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has assured the country that the staging of the Twenty20 franchise tournament will not pose a risk to public health amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rowley, currently bidding for re-election in polls carded for August 10, stressed that the August 18 to September 10 event would be executed inside a “bubble” at the Hilton Hotel with all persons involved subjected to the rigorous protocols already in place.

“Everything that will go on around the CPL will go on in a bubble that does not interact with the national population,” Rowley said.

Trinidad has been widely praised for its handling of the crisis, with only 173 confirmed cases and eight deaths so far recorded.

For the first time in its eight-year history, CPL matches are being played in one territory due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (CMC)

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