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St Kitts & Nevis Patriots' Mikyle Louis forced to leave CPL 2021 following bubble breach

The 21-year old, who left the hotel bubble without permission, will take no further part in this year's tournament

Dominic Drakes celebrates a wicket with his team-mates, Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, CPL 2021, Basseterre, August 28, 2021

Currently, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are on top of the table with six points  •  CPL T20/ Getty Images

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots player Mikyle Louis has been forced to leave the CPL 2021 following a breach of the tournament's operating protocols. The 21-year-old, who left the hotel bubble without permission, will take no further part in this year's tournament.
According to the CPL 2021 protocols, the tournament bubble will be maintained for the entire duration of the tournament and no one from outside the bubble will be allowed in at any of the bubble locations. Conversely, no one from inside the bubble will be allowed out of the main bubble areas. The protocol also states that people who break the rules will be expelled from the tournament without exceptions.
"Following the receipt of some tragic news about a close friend, the player took the unfortunate and ill-advised decision to leave the hotel bubble without permission," tournament operations director Michael Hall was quoted as saying in a press release. "While the league is sympathetic about the circumstances which led to the player's decision, it cannot allow the integrity of its Covid-secure bubble to be compromised."
Louis, who has represented West Indies at the U-19 level, is yet to make his debut in the tournament.
The ongoing season of the CPL, which began on August 26, has been scheduled to take place entirely in St Kitts and Nevis, with the final on September 15. This edition is also open to crowds with attendance capped at 50% unlike last season, when the entire season took place behind closed doors.
Currently, Patriots are on top of the table with six points, having won all the three matches they have played so far.