Imran Tahir will be only South African to participate in CPL 2020
Imran Tahir will be the only South African to participate in CPL 2020 Live Streaming, after five other players were unable to confirm travel arrangements in time to be in Trinidad before August 1. Players were expected to arrive in Trinidad before August 1 to observe a 14-day quarantine period.
The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has suffered a massive blow as, according to an ESPNCricinfo report, five South African cricketers: Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw and Colin Ingram, no They have been able to confirm travel arrangements in time to be in Trinidad before August 1 before the tournament that will start on August 18.
Players were expected to arrive in Trinidad before August 1 to observe a 14-day quarantine period in a bio bubble before the tournament, but a lot of trouble means that Imran Tahir, who flew to Trinidad directly from Pakistan, was the only South African player who could make it to the Caribbean Islands on time.
Tournament organizers are said to have arranged a chartered flight from London to Trinidad for players, but it is believed that the shortage of flights and visa requirements, among other problems, made it impossible for the aforementioned South African cricketers to arrive on time. to the UK.
South Africa is still closed with all provincial and international borders closed and it is speculated that the restrictions will only be eased in late September, which experts say is when the country will see a shortage of COVID increases – 19 cases.
This now also casts doubt on the possible participation of South African players in the Indian Premier League, as players would have to seek government permission for it, despite Cricket South Africa (CSA) ensuring that it will grant all cricket players No objection certificates (NOCs) without question.
South African captain Quinton de Kock, pacemaker Kagiso Rabada, veteran AB de Villiers and former captain Faf du Plessis are among the top South African names to have IPL contracts and it will be an immeasurable blow to both teams and competition In general, if these players miss the tournament to be played in the UAE between September 19 and November 8.