Carlos Brathwaite looks doubtful for CPL Opener

After a positive Covid-19 case was reported on his journey from the UK to St Kitts and Nevis, Carlos Brathwaite has been placed in isolation and is doubtful for the Jamaica Tallawahs’ inaugural encounter of the Caribbean Premier League on Friday. After captaining Manchester Originals in the Hundred, Brathwaite travelled to Basseterre ahead of the CPL. When a fellow passenger tested positive for Covid-19, he was instructed to isolate himself until further notice.

“As far as I know, all of my tests have come back negative. Quarantine has been requested of us and I’m still not sure what it’s all about. I’ve now been advised that I’ll have to stay in quarantine rather than being permitted to walk around the hotel like I was before. So, regrettably, I’m just as clueless as you”, Carlos stated.

“It’s going to be an intriguing tournament,” Brathwaite said. “I don’t believe Trinidad will repeat their undefeated run to the finals from last year. It’ll be a little closer, I believe. All of the teams, in my opinion, are more evenly balanced.”

The allrounder revealed he was unsure whether he would be available for the Tallawahs’ inaugural match against Saint Lucia Kings on Friday, speaking from his hotel room following the announcement that he re-signed with Sydney Sixers for the upcoming BBL season later this year. Tallawahs kept Brathwaite and Andre Russell after they were eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual champions Trinbago Knight Riders previous season. This season, he believes the Knight Riders will not have everything their way.