T10 Vincy Premier League to be the first cricket tournament after coronavirus lockdown
Cricket could for the first time since March resume from next Friday (May 22) after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared to be a pandemic, as per latest reports. The inaugural T10 Vincy Premier League (VPL) tournament in the Caribbean scheduled to begin from next week in St. Vincent will be the first professional cricket championship to include new temporary laws among which will be the ban on the use of saliva on the ball.
T10 Vincy Premier League will be open to fans as well as per reports as the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has not imposed any restrictions until now. Six franchise teams will be taking part in VPL with a total of 30 matches scheduled and all to be streamed live with West Indies international cricketers Kesrick Williams, Sunil Ambris and Obed McCoy as well revealed to be expected to play. The opening T10 VPL match will be the first recognised game since March 15 when the Karachi Kings and the Quetta Gladiators battled it out in the Pakistan Super League.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association president Kishore Shallow in a statement to popular sporting website Cricinfo said, "We have formally written to Cricket West Indies (CWI). And I expect to get a positive response from them soon,". He also added saying, "No player would be allowed to use any saliva on the ball" and stated that the tournament was initiated after the Indian-based sports technology company Dream 11 had made an approach.
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