Cricket is going to start for the first time after 2 months amidst the fear of Coronavirus. The Vincy Premier T-10 League will be played from 22 to 31 May in the eastern Caribbean country of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. The league will consist of 6 teams, with a total of 72 players playing. This will be the first cricket tournament in which saliva or sweat will not be used to shine the ball.
Viewers can come to watch the match
A total of 30 matches will be played in Vincy Premier T-10 League and every day 3 matches. All these matches will take place at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex in St. Vincent. Viewers can also come to watch these matches, as so far both countries have not imposed any restrictions. All the necessary facilities including the medical team will be available during the match.
6 big players will also play in the league
All the VPL franchises bought all the players through the draft on 11 May itself. It was a process similar to IPL and CPL. There are also 6 big names playing in this league, which include West Indies opener Sunil Ambris, bowler Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy.
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Separate dressing rooms
The league is being run by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGA). SVGA President Kishore Shallow is also the Vice President of Cricket West Indies (CWI).
“No player would be allowed to use any saliva on the ball.”
Dr. Shallow added,
“Of course, we will be having different dedicated, assigned spaces around the players’ pavilion for teams so that they are not necessarily crowded together. All teams would have their own space where they could practise physical distancing.”
he further said that,
“It is an exciting time for cricket in SVG, I can feel the buzz of sports enthusiasts who are thirsty for some cricket and sports,”
he further explained,
“We came up with this T10 franchise format because of the absence of sports content at this point, and thought that this brand of cricket would be enticing to cricket fans across the globe in a short duration. The competition will be over a nine-day period, and all 30 matches will be streamed live.”
The Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been deferred due to the Corona epidemic. The previous match between Covid-19 was played on 15 March in Pakistan Super League (PSL) between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiator.