All seems to be going according to plan for the start of the Hero Caribbean Premier League in Trinidad, with Tournament Operations Director Michael Hall reporting yesterday that the six franchise squads have been confirmed, with all players and coaching staff now in T&T.

The entire CPL cohort will now remain in strict quarantine for the first 14 days they are in the country.

Without mentioning names, the CPL noted that three players and one coach were unable to travel as a result of the stringent protocols to ensure the safety of the CPL cohort and the population of the country. It was later confirmed that all four were members of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Hall said: “These withdrawals are a sign of the testing protocols that CPL put in place working as they should and while it is disappointing for the players and coaches involved, it is vital that CPL does nothing to compromise the safety of all those involved in the tournament and the public of Trinidad.

“There have been other changes to the squads and support staff as a result of other logistical challenges with the difficulty of travelling at the current time.”

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