Cricket returns to Caribbean as Vincy Premier League starts on Friday
By CricShotsStaff - May 16, 2020 12:53 pm
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The outbreak of the Corona Virus has brought the world to a standstill. It has also halted all the sporting events as a safety measure for the people and avoid the mass gathering of crowds. The cricketing calendar has suffered because of the same. There hasn’t been any cricketing activity over the last 2 months because of the same. Many associations and world bodies are trying to find a solution to bring the game back as soon as possible. On Friday, a report came suggesting international cricketers could return to the field soon with Vincy Premier League.

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The inaugural edition of the T10 Vincy Premier League (VPL) is expected to go ahead as the tournament is slated in the Caribbean from next week. The VPL is scheduled to start at St Vincent next Friday. It will be the first professional cricket tournament that will be played after almost 2 months. However, it will be regulated by the new temporary laws. These suggest players are banned from the use of saliva on the ball.

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According to the report on the Cricinfo website, The event won’t be played behind closed doors and is set to be open to fans. The tournament consists of six teams playing overall 30 matches, all of which will be telecasted live. West Indies internationals Kesrick Williams, Sunil Ambris, and Obed McCoy are all scheduled to play in the tournament.

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“We have formally written to Cricket West Indies (CWI). And I expect to get a positive response from them soon. No player would be allowed to use any saliva on the ball.” Kishore Shallow said. He is the president of St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association. Kishore Shallow added that the tournament was ideated and organized together after Dream 11,  India-based sports technology company made an approach towards them