Only one South African likely to take part in 2020 CPL

Spinner Imran Tahir is the only South African likely to take part in this year's caribbean premier league, which is due to start on August 18.

Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw and Colin Ingram were unable to confirm travel arrangements in time to be in Trinidad by August 1, when CPL  organizers wanted all participating players to arrive in order to fulfil a 14-day quarantine period before the tournament begins. While the CPL had organized a charter flight from London to Trinidad, the South African players were unable to get to the UK in time bearing in mind flight scarcity, visa requirements and the obligation to receive government permission.

Tahir has not been in South Africa through the lockdown, but in Pakistan, where he was playing in the PSL, and has been able to travel to the West Indies from there. He is set to play for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Shamsi was due to play for the Jamaica Tallawahs.

South Africa remains in lockdown with all provincial and international borders closed and is expected to only begin easing travel restrictions after the coronavirus pandemic peak passes at the end of September.

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