Former Australian captain Steve Smith is coming to the Caribbean Premier League. The CPL announced this morning Smith will be replacing Shakib Al Hasan in the Barbados Tridents squad. Smith is currently serving a 12-month ban from Australian cricket for ball-tampering.
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The Hero Caribbean Premier League fixtures for the 2018 season have been announced.
The 34-match season will begin on 8 August with the final on 16 September 2018.
For the third successive year the tournament will return to the USA, with three matches taking place at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida.
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the Yello Media are set to take cricket in the Caribbean into the digital age. Yello Media, a digital and print advertiser, signed a new three year partnership designed to create community support, commerce, and engagement through cricket, a CPL media release said.
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finals are coming back to Trinidad and Tobago for the next three years. The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs confirmed this in a media release on Friday night.
The release said, "...Cabinet agreed to Trinidad and Tobago’s hosting of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) for the three year period of 2018- 2020."
West Indies players will not have to choose between club and country this August when the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bowls off. That’s because Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the CPL organisers have come to an agreement on a window for this year’s edition. The tournament bowls off August 8th and ends on September 16th.
The economic impact of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Trinidad and Tobago last year, amounted to US$23.6 million dollars (TT$158.2 million).
This was announced by the Hero CPL Chief Operations Officer, Pete Russell.
The event in 2017 ran from August 4th to September 9th and T&T hosted five preliminary round matches at the Queen’s Park Oval, as well as the finals week which took place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.
International researchers, SMG Insight considered organiser spend, visitor spend and media value to derive economic impact.
Trinidad and Tobago will host its first Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match on August 7th as the Trinbago Knight Riders take on the St. Lucia Stars.
The schedule of the 2017 CPL tournament was released Monday morning together with the following statement:
The fifth instalment of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) launched in spectacular fashion in Barbados on Friday morning as the Player Draft concluded with some eye-catching movement across all six franchises.
Sir Garfield Sobers joined the assembled guests, dignitaries, sponsors and international media to help launch the biggest party in sport.