CPL Cricket Continues in Dominica

vlcsnap-2013-09-04-15h53m43s118As CPL cricket continues – making its way to Dominica this weekend, Caribbean airline LIAT has launched a statement, in response to reports from a Barbados Nation Newspaper article of Sunday, September 1, 2013, in order to clarify their involvement, as it relates to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The article, entitled “AIR PAIN – LIAT cost us millions, says CPL founder”, states how the CPL official reportedly spoke of the travesty of what they had to deal with in the transportation of players and equipment.

According to the airline, they were first contacted by CPL concerning the logistics of transporting their teams and crew in late July and a meeting was held on July 25, 2013, a mere five days before the official start of the tournament.

During that meeting, the CPL representatives indicated that they were seeking guarantees from LIAT for timely transportation of players, crew and baggage.

As this request came at the 11th hour and at a time when the airline was experiencing several challenges with delays and cancellations, LIAT made it clear to the CPL representatives, that while it would do its best to transport the teams and crews on time, no guarantees could be offered, since many of the challenges that were being experienced were beyond the airline’s control.

LIAT representatives indicated to the CPL team, that with an event the size and magnitude of the CPL, contact should have been made with the airline several months in advance, in order set the necessary mechanisms in place for the management of the event.

vlcsnap-2013-09-04-15h52m59s202Despite this occurrence, LIAT looks forward to the CPL becoming a permanent fixture on the West Indies cricket scene, and would be privileged to be part of a transportation solution and is willing to work with the CPL for the purpose of bringing cricket to the people of the region.

The upcoming t-20 matches will be played from Friday at 5 pm and Saturday at 7pm, between Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Windward Island’s President 11.

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