Competitive matches featuring international cricketers of ICC Full Members team have been on hold since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this is going to change very soon as the hiatus is set to end with the beginning of the Vincy Premier T10 League.
Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 is scheduled to start from 22 May, in the Anglo-Caribbean country, St Vincent and the Grenadines. The league is a franchise-based T10 tournament.
A total of six teams will participate in the tournament which will run from May 22 to 31. All the matches will be played at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex.
There will be a total of 30 matches with three matches scheduled for each day. The draft for the VPL 2020 was held on May 11 and a total of 72 players were picked. The last recognised match before the halt on matches due to the pandemic was played on 15 March. It was the last league stage match of the PSL 2020.
The use of saliva on the ball will not be allowed in the Vincent Premier League. The tournament will be open for the fans but the spectators will be asked to practise physical distancing and would be sitting a few seats apart. Also, the players wouldn’t be exposed to the public and there will be designated areas for them so that they can practice physical distancing. Additionally, players would be given short breaks to use hand sanitizers as well.
The League will be hosted by St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGA). The planning for the tournament started in the first week of May when the president of SCGA was approached by an India based sports technology company. As the tournament is backed by an Indian company, the target TV audience for the tournament is mainly Indians. This also reflects in the unusual timings of the matches. The matches will start at 8:30 AM local time and go on till 2 PM local time. In Indian Standard Time this will translate to 6 PM to 11:30 PM.
|Botanic Garden Rangers||Kesrick Williams||Nixon Mclean|
|Grenadines Divers||Obed McCoy||Ian Allen|
|Salt Pond Breakers||Sunil Ambris||Olanzo Jackson|
|La Soufriere Hikers||Desron Maloney||Irvin Warrican|
|Dark View Explorers||Lindon James||Bertram Stapleton|
|Fort Charlotte Strikers||Keron Cottoy||Kenroy Martin|