Only Imran Tahir from South Africa to take part in CPL
Cricket has returned on the pitch through England and West Indies test series. The awaited Carribbean premier League has scheduled already. But among South African players only Imran Tahir will be taking part in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL), slated to begin from August 18 in Trinidad and Tobago.
The other players who were said to take take part in the tournament, have been unable to confirm their travel arrangements in time. Therefore players like Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw, and Colin Ingram would not be participating in the CPL.
Meanwhile, Tahir will be participating in the CPL as he has not been in South Africa through the prolonged isolation period. The spinner was in Pakistan where he was playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Therefore, it has been possible for the spinner to travel to the West Indies from there and join the tournament.
Although, the organisers of the CPL wanted all participating players to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago by August 1 in order to fulfill a 14-day quarantine period. But South Africa eill remains in lockdown with all international borders closed as the number of Corona patients has been increased recently. Although, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has given its players No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) slated to begin from September 2019 in the UAE but the participation is still uncertain as there is travel restrictions. Before it, some players were unavailable in the 3TC tournament on Mandela Day.