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CPL 2020: Imran Tahir will be the only South African player to play in Caribbean Premier League

CPL 2020: Imran Tahir will be the only South African player to play in Caribbean Premier League
CPL 2020: Imran Tahir will be the only South African player to play in Caribbean Premier League

Amongst the Proteas, only Imran Tahir will be seen playing in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, the rest of the cricketers will miss the CPL 2020.

South Africans to miss CPL

The Caribbean Premier League is all set to begin from August 18 and the schedule was announced by the authority a couple of days back. The organizers wanted all the overseas players to arrive in time to fulfill the 14-day quarantine process. But a bunch of South African cricketers failed to confirm their travel arrangement and arrival in Trinidad and Tobago by August 1. Although the CPL organizers had organized a charter flight from London to Trinidad, the South African players were unable to get to the UK in time. The flight scarcity, visa requirements, and the obligation to receive government permission were the reasons behind their inability to manage the travel reportedly. As a result, the star cricketers like Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw, and Colin Ingram would be missing the Caribbean Premier League this time which is going to start on August 18.

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Only Imran Tahir to take part

Imran Tahir is the only South African cricketers who will be participating in the upcoming CPL 2020. Tahir has not been in South Africa through the lockdown as the spinner was in Pakistan playing the Pakistan Super League (PSL). So he was able to travel to the West Indies from Pakistan. South Africa meanwhile remains in extended lockdown and the international borders are still closed.

As many as ten cricketers from South Africa will be seen playing Indian Premier League this year in the UAE. Cricket South Africa issued a No Objection Certificate to its players to participate in the IPL 2020. The 13th edition of the IPL is set to begin from September 19. South Africa organized a 3TC exhibition match for its cricketers which was missed by Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, and Quinton de Kock.

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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