Vincy T10 cricket being played in St. Vincent

Cricketers’ fitness gets priority
Cricket West Indies Vice President, Dr. Kishore Shallow.
Cricket West Indies

For the first time since March, competitive cricket involving players of a Full Member team returned after a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Vincy Premier League (VPL), a franchise-based T10 was played from May 22 to 31 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This will be the inaugural season of the VPL, a six-team tournament, started from May 22 to 31, at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex in St Vincent.

Although the Caribbean country became the first country to resume cricket since the pandemic haled all sport in March, the VPL will be the first instance when the game will be played in a Full Member region comprising international players.

The VPL comprised 30 matches, which will be streamed live, with three games scheduled each day. A total of 72 players were picked by the six franchises via a draft held on May 11.

The VPL was hosted by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association whose president, Kishore Shallow, is also the vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI).

According to Shallow, there were 18 positives cases of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines of which 10 had successfully recovered.

Spectators were asked to practice social distancing.

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