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) Schedule –
|4 August||Match 1||St. Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders||St. Lucia|
|5 August||Match 2||Guyana Amazon Warriors v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Lauderhill|
|Match 3||Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs||Lauderhill|
|6 August||Match 4||St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Lauderhill|
|Match 5||Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents||Lauderhill|
|7 August||Match 6||Trinbago Knight Riders v St. Lucia Stars||Trinidad|
|9 August||Match 7||Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs||Trinidad|
|10 August||Match 8||St. Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents||St. Lucia|
|11 August||Match 9||Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Trinidad|
|12 August||Match 10||St. Lucia Stars v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||St. Lucia|
|Match 11||Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents||Trinidad|
|13 August||Match 12||St. Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors||St. Lucia|
|14 August||Match 13||Trinbago Knight Riders v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Trinidad|
|15 August||Match 14||St. Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs||St. Lucia|
|17 August||Match 15||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs||Guyana|
|18 August||Match 16||St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents||St. Kitts|
|19 August||Match 17||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders||Guyana|
|Match 18||St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St. Lucia Stars||St. Kitts|
|20 August||Match 19||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents||Guyana|
|21 August||Match 20||St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs||St. Kitts|
|22 August||Match 21||Guyana Amazon Warriors v St. Lucia Stars||Guyana|
|23 August||Match 22||St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders||St. Kitts|
|25 August||Match 23||Jamaica Tallawahs v St. Lucia Stars||Jamaica|
|26 August||Match 24||Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders||Jamaica|
|29 August||Match 25||Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Barbados|
|30 August||Match 26||Jamaica Tallawahs v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Jamaica|
|31 August||Match 27||Barbados Tridents v St. Lucia Stars||Barbados|
|1 September||Match 28||Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Jamaica|
|2 September||Match 29||Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders||Barbados|
|3 September||Match 30||Barbados Tridents v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Barbados|
|5 September||Match 31||Playoff||TBC|
|6 September||Match 32||1st Eliminator||TBC|
|7 September||Match 33||2nd Eliminator||TBC|
|9 September||Match 34||Final||TBC|
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.
who play a final on a tuesday,people have to work.
Sports Maza says
Hmm. Saturday Or, Sunday would be the best schedule for final.