There were serious negotiations regarding the venues for the CPL or even playing the tournament at all. I suppose the popularity this tournament generated among Caribbean people, extra effort was put in to gain permission from the Coronavirus medical experts and TT government, whose handling of the Virus was excellent by all standards.
The venue which the players were housed at, was the famous Hilton Hotel in Port of Spain. That in itself was wonderful, but complex, if only because the major challenge of the Covid19 virus was social distancing and a vast number of Cricketers had to cope with the rules.
I was extremely surprised to have read of the conflict of training times for the different teams. One gets the distinct impression that the target was mainly the training time factors for the other teams, especially if it’s left to believe that preference was given to the Trinidad & Tobago franchised squad.
To delve further into that situation is disappointing, seeing that these plans were appearing to be smooth and all was well. The last thing that appeared ready for further dialogue was when and where the teams will train, and what medical procedure has been advised regarding the quarantine time for each team.
Yes, that may well be strange, but there was sufficient time for the organizational process for such a high profile sporting tournament. My thoughts are leading me to believe that the comradery which should exist among the Caribbean players, would be full of confusion, especially with comments reaching the media.
I wish that this situation can be brought to the perfect solution, as the teams prepare themselves for the competition. This may well be challenging without fans cheering them, as they show their sporting skills.