Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 is the 4th most popular t20 league tournament which organize by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in every year. Including local cricketer from Caribbean nations, lot of foreign players also join into this biggest event. From the beginning of CPL, 6 club participating in every competition by the captaincy of West Indies national team cricketer. Cause of good fitness and Caribbeans are specially play good cricket in t20 format. All other t20 leagues first target to hire West Indies cricketer by invest high amount of money.
Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) 2017 Schedule –
Venues of Caribbean Premier League –
|Providence Stadium||Guyana Amazon Warriors||15,000|
|Kensington Oval||Barbados Tridents||28,000|
|Queen’s Park Oval||Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel||20,000|
|Beausejour Stadium||St Lucia Zouks||15,000|
|Warner Park||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||10,000|
|Sabina Park||Jamaica Tallawahs||20,000|
Though there have few audience limitation in this tournament but cause of media coverage including Newspaper, TV channel & internet, CPL becoming more popular in lot of countries.
As like IPL, CPL also pay huge amount of money to the cricketers. Every icon players paid $150,000 into the last session. Without the cricketers of India, most other international team players play in every year. Lots of big names come in Caribbean Premier League.
List of few foreign cricketers those were played in last year:
Mahela Jayawerdene, Chris Lynn, Daniel Vettori, AB D Viliers, Fuf Du Plessis, Ross Tylor, Kevin Pietersen, Shakib al hasan, Martin Guptil, Jacque Kallis, Johan Botha, Kamran Akmal, Lasith Malinga, Tilkratne Dilshan, Thisara Perrera, Brad Hodge
Day by day the sponsorship and investment in CPL increasing. Into the last season, lots of local & international companies agreed with the organizer including Hero, Western Union, Alcatel one touch, Courts, Caribbean Airlines, UNIBET, EL Dorado Rum, Guardian Group, Limacol, Digicel etc. Basically, twenty20 league cricket is the huge spread of money. Audience, media coverage & entertainment is the key for a league. CPL should hire more foreign cricketer and choose different country venue to popularize this tournament more. Though Caribbean people love cricket but still there have lacking of audience to directly watch cricket live in stadium which issue should be think by the organizer. And should to encourage more satellite tv channels to broadcast this event in every where.
Past seasons result –
Year – Champion – Runner-up
2013 – Jamaica Tallawahs – Guyana Amazon Warrios
2014 – Barbados Tridents – Guyana Amzon Warriors
2015 – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel – Barbados Tridents
2016 – Jamaica Tallawahs – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Team of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard & Dwayne Bravo respectively win the title of CPL t20 and bad luck for Ramdin & this team Guyana Amazon Warriors that by playing to final match can’t able to win one of them. Lets see whose team win the title in this year.