Cricket West Indies says players were fully briefed on health protocols for next month’s Super50 Cup in Antigua, paving the way for the successful execution of the domestic championship amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The tournament, set for February 7-27, is the first being staged by CWI since the outbreak of the virus in the region last year, and will take place in a bio-secure bubble which has now become standard for competitive sport.
All players and officials will be tested twice for Covid-19 before departing for Antigua and will undergo testing again within days of arrival in St John’s.
Testing will continue throughout the tournament to ensure the integrity of the bio-secure bubble is maintained.
Six franchises will contest the Super50 cup with squads and officials expected to start arriving in Antigua from Sunday.
JCA CEO Courtney Francis provided Irie Fm with an update on the Jamaica Scorpions approach.
The tournament will be played at the Coolidge cricket ground and the Sir Vivian Richards cricket stadium, with CWI soliciting assistance from Antigua’s Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Sport and the Caribbean Public Health Agency.