Cricket Association of Pondicherry announced to launch its inaugural Pondicherry T-20 Tournament from November 11 to November 27 at the Siechem Cricket Stadium, Thutipet, Pondicherry.
A total of 33 games will be played including the semi-finals and finals. The tournament will have six teams and all the teams participating are owned by CAP. There will be no cash awards, no players fees, no daily allowance, no franchisees.
All the committee members, referees, officials, ground staff and other related members will be COVID-19 insured and players will get additionally insured for on-field injury as well.
All the players, coaches, managers, physio, entire ground staff, match officials, and event managers will come under “Bio Bubble” strictly and will stay in Hotel / CAP guest houses during the tournament.
Everyone in this Bio Bubble will be screened for COVID-19 once in 4 days until the end of the tournament to ensure safety and safe conduct of the tournament.
The matches will be live-streamed on the FANCODE app.
In the meantime, The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) is currently under threat of postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had already postponed and rescheduled the league two times since May. The league could delay even further as the Sri Lanka health ministry has insisted on a 14-day quarantine for overseas players.
In the wake of the current situation, the much-awaited tournament could also be moved out of Sri Lanka, possibly to the UAE or Malaysia.
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