West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after missing his flight from Jamaica to Barbados.
Players, staff and officials were required to arrive in Trinidad two weeks before the start of the tournament on August 18, with a number of charter planes organised to fly them to the island.
Allen was supposed to reach Barbados on an internal flight on Monday, August 3 before boarding the charter to Trinidad, but was late to the airport and missed his flight.
“Unfortunately, there was some confusion with his understanding of the flight details and he missed the flight. We explored all possibilities, but due to the pandemic and travel restrictions in Trinidad, the charter flight on Monday was the only way he could enter the country,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Allen’s agent as saying.
Allen was retained by Kitts and Nevis Patriots for CPL 2020.
CPL becomes the first major league to go on despite the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament will take place in a bio-secure environment.
All the overseas participants will be tested for COVID-19 before departure and then upon arrival followed by two more tests which will be conducted after a span of seven and 14 days.