FALSE information purporting to be from the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) was sent to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) about the 2020 tournament scheduled to take place in Trinidad from August 18 to September 12 under Covid-19 regulations.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the claim during a press conference at the Diplomatic Center in St Ann’s, on Monday.
He said, “Would you believe that after the Cabinet agreed to the terms and conditions under which the CPL would be allowed, would you believe that some persons here in TT appears to have impersonated the CMO’s office?”
The PM added, “They sent to the CPL contrary information causing this whole matter to now be questioned as to whether or not the CPL would be held in TT.”
Rowley said, “Information purporting to have come from the CMO has been fed by certain persons to the CPL subsequent to the government’s position which now caused the Minister of Sport to be talking to the CPL to confirm what the government’s position was.”
He stated, “There are people in this country who are prepared to undermine the national efforts so that the country will fail, so they may succeed in their ambitions, their agenda.”
However, the PM said, “I maintain and I have confidence in the vast majority of the country as being decent, right thinking citizens who understand reason and understand that all things that we do, we are all in this together.”
He added, “That is why today we will continue to bring as many people home as quickly as we can while protecting the gains we have made.”