by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Interested in attending the Caribbean Premier Leagues’ T-20 Cricket games come August 25?
Well, you have to be fully vaccinated to gain access.
The Warner Park Cricket Stadium is already set to accommodate half capacity (4000 of 8000 seats). People interested in attending the games have to be fully vaccinated and people under the age of 18 years who cannot be vaccinated due to the non-availability of a vaccine for children, would have to be accompanied by an adult who is fully vaccinated to gain entry to the games.
That was announced by Hon. Jonel Powell, Minister with responsibility for Sport during the Prime Minister’s press conference held on July 8.
While addressing CPL, he used the opportunity to get more people on board with accepting the vaccine by incentivizing it with access to CPL saying there is still time between now and the start of the games for people to get both doses of the vaccine.
Even businesses who could provide services for the games are incentivized to have their staff fully vaccinated as a requirement for bids to provide services.
“We are in the process of, through the local organizing committee, engaging with a number of different service providers; whether it be transportation, catering, security, cleaning, a number of different industries. All persons must be fully vaccinated. So if you would like to get a job catering for example, you and your team must show that you are all fully vaccinated in order to participate.”
He also reported that more than 90 percent of the CPL cohort has been fully vaccinated and the remaining have not been because of a lack of vaccine availability in their country or because of religious reasons.