St Kitts and Nevis will host the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League in August and three one-day international matches in July. All 33 games will take place in St Kitts’ Warner Park Sporting Complex. The move demonstrates the islands’ efficient management of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen a total of only 44 recorded cases, zero deaths and no community spread.
St Kitts and Nevis will still continue to implement robust health and safety measures. This will include only selling 50 percent of tickets and ensuring that all everyone is fully vaccinated. The event will be a huge economic boost for the islands.
“Everybody is getting excited about it. Not that we just have cricket, but these are difficult times, and we have seen the tremendous economic impact that St Kitts and Nevis has benefited from when we host the usual five home matches,” said Minister of Sports, Jonel Powell. “We now have 33 matches, four weeks of cricket, six weeks of hotel stay overs, and we anticipate tremendous economic impacts for ordinary people in St Kitts and Nevis, who have had a rough time over the last year.”