The cabinet of the government of T&T has not signed off on the CPL tournament being played in this country as yet and has asked further questions of the owners of the tournament.
It was expected that the cabinet would have signed off on the tournament on Thursday but this did not happen as there were further questions asked.
A source close to the situation told Guardian Media Sports that the initial document sent to the cabinet was rushed and as such some areas needed clarification and others guarantee.
The CPL team will now look to quickly re-submit their proposal for the cabinet to sit on yet again.
Time is of the essence at the moment because all have to be sign off in time for CPL to have their officials and all foreign players in the country in early August for the proposed August 18 start. They would require to go through a period of quarantine before the tournament gets going.
At the moment plans are going on by the LOC is preparation for the tournament and both venues the Queen's Park Oval and the Brian Lara Stadium are in a state of readiness. There have been some practice matches held at the BLCA to give the pitch some work ahead of the tournament.
The LOC met yesterday to continue talks concerning their preparation for the tournament. They were supposed to have met on Tuesday but protests in Port-of-Spain prevented that and instead, they met on Thursday.
With the Caribbean not badly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there was always the chance that the CPL will be played.
Originally CPL hinted that they may have played the tournament in two or three countries. There has been a change of heart and T&T has now been allowed to take the entire tournament.
Prime Minister Dr Rowley and the cabinet will have to decide whether it is safe to open the borders in time for the tournament and how will they treat with players coming from across the region into this country? The opening of the borders was listed as last on the agenda by the government.
The government will also have to weigh the fact that staging the entire CPL in T&T will be an economic boost to the country, especially in this trying financial times.