The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a highly competitive T20 cricket league that takes place annually in the Caribbean islands. The inaugural season of the CPL was held in 2013, and since then, it has become one of the most popular T20 leagues in the world.
The tournament comprises six franchises representing different Caribbean countries and territories: Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks, and Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders.
The league is renowned for its electrifying atmosphere, with fans from all over the Caribbean donning vibrant costumes and waving flags to show their support for their favorite teams.
Some of the world’s top cricket players have participated in the CPL over the years, including Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Sunil Narine. The league has become an excellent platform for emerging talent, as well as established players, to showcase their skills and hone their craft.
|Administrator||Cricket West Indies|
|Tournament format||Double round-robin and Playoffs|
|Number of teams||6|
|Current champion||Jamaica Tallawahs (3rd title)|
|Most successful||Trinbago Knight Riders (4 titles)|
|Most runs||Lendl Simmons (2629)|
|Most wickets||Dwayne Bravo (124)|
|TV||List of broadcasters|
The CPL follows a round-robin format, followed by playoffs and a final. Each team plays ten matches in the round-robin stage, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.
The team that finishes first in the round-robin stage earns a direct spot in the final, while the second and third-placed teams compete in a playoff match for the other spot in the final.
The CPL has introduced several unique innovations to the T20 format, such as the “power play” rule, where the fielding team can only have two fielders outside the 30-yard circle during the first six overs, and the “strategic time-out” rule, where the batting team can take a two-and-a-half-minute break during their innings.
Aside from being an excellent source of entertainment for cricket fans worldwide, the CPL also plays a crucial role in promoting economic development in the Caribbean region.
The league generates significant revenue through ticket sales, sponsorships, and media rights, which is then reinvested in local communities through initiatives like the Hero CPL Foundation.
This foundation focuses on youth development and education programs, promoting social change in the region.
In conclusion, the Caribbean Premier League is an exciting addition to the global cricket landscape, showcasing the immense talent and passion of Caribbean cricketers.
The league’s popularity and success continue to grow, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans around the world.
Caribbean Premier League All Six Team Name
|Saint Lucia Kings||St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||Tobago Knight Riders|
|Barbados Royals||Jamaica Tallawahs|
CPL Cricket 2023 Schedule, Fixtures, Match Time Table, Venue
|Date and time||Teams||Venue|
|Weds 16 August, 7pm||Saint Lucia Kings vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|
|Thurs 17 August, 7pm||Saint Lucia Kings vs Barbados Royals||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|
|Sat 19 August, 10am||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|
|Sat 19 August, 7pm||Saint Lucia Kings vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|
|Sun 20 August, 10am||Jamaica Tallawahs vsBarbados Royals||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|
|Sun 20 August, 7pm||Saint Lucia Kings vsSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|
|Wed 23 August, 7pm||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsJamaica Tallawahs||Warner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts|
|Thurs 24 August, 7pm||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsGuyana Amazon Warriors||Warner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts|
|Sat 26 August, 10am||Saint Lucia Kings vsTrinbago Knight Riders||Warner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts|
|Sat 26 August, 7pm||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsBarbados Royals||Warner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts|
|Sun 27 August, 10am||Jamaica Tallawahs vsGuyana Amazon Warriors||Warner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts|
|Sun 27 August, 7pm||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsTrinbago Knight Riders||Warner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts|
|Wed 30 August, 7pm||Barbados Royals vsTrinbago Knight Riders||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Thurs 31 August, 7pm||Barbados Royals vsJamaica Tallawahs||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Sat 2 September, 10am||Guyana Amazon Warriors vsSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Sat 2 September, 8pm||Barbados Royals vsSaint Lucia Kings||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Sun 3 September, 10am||Jamaica Tallawahs vsTrinbago Knight Riders||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Sun 3 September, 8pm||Barbados RoyalsSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Tues 5 September, 7pm||Trinbago Knight Riders vsGuyana Amazon Warriors||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|Wed 6 September, 7pm||Trinbago Knight Riders vsBarbados Royals||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|Sat 9 September, 10am||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsSaint Lucia Kings||Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad|
|Sat 9 September, 8pm||Trinbago Knight Riders vsJamaica Tallawahs||Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad|
|Sun 10 September, 10am||Barbados Royals vsGuyana Amazon Warriors||Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad|
|Sun 10 September, 8pm||Trinbago Knight Riders vsSaint Lucia Kings||Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad|
|Wed 13 September, 7pm||Guyana Amazon Warriors vsJamaica Tallawahs||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Thurs 14 September, 7pm||Guyana Amazon Warriors vsSaint Lucia Kings||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Sat 16 September, 10am||Jamaica Tallawahs vsSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Sat 16 September, 7pm||Guyana Amazon Warriors vsTrinbago Knight Riders||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Sun 17 September, 10am||Jamaica Tallawahs vsSaint Lucia Kings||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Sun 17 September, 7pm||Guyana Amazon Warriors vsBarbados Royals||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Tues 19 September, 7pm||Saint Lucia Kings Vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Wed 20 September, 7pm||Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Fri 22 September, 7pm||Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs Barbados Royals||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
|Sun 24 September, 7pm||Trinbago Knight Riders Vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Guyana National Stadium, Providence|
CPL Winners & Runners List All Season
|Year||Winner||Won By||Runner Up||Venue|
|2023||PROVIDENCE STADIUM, GUYANA|
|2022||Jamaica Tallawahs||8 wickets||Barbados Royals||Guyana|
|2021||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||3 wickets||Saint Lucia Kings||Basseterre|
|2020||Trinbago Knight Riders||8 wicket||St Lucia Zouks||Tarouba|
|2019||Barbados Tridents||27 runs||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Tarouba|
|2018||Trinbago Knight Riders||8 wickets||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Tarouba|
|2017||Trinbago Knight Riders||3 wickets||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Tarouba|
|2016||Jamaica Tallawahs||9 wickets||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Basseterre|
|2015||Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel||20 runs||Barbados Tridents||Port of Spain|
|2014||Barbados Tridents||8 runs (D/L)||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Basseterre|
|2013||Jamaica Tallawahs||7 wickets||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Port of Spain|
CPL T20 Caribbean Cricket Sponsors | cplt20
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has secured several notable sponsors since its establishment in 2013. The league’s primary sponsor is Hero MotoCorp, an Indian motorcycle manufacturer. In 2015, Hero MotoCorp signed a three-year deal with the league, and their partnership has remained strong ever since. Hero MotoCorp’s logo is prominently displayed on the front of all CPL team jerseys, and the company also sponsors the “Hero Maximum” award, which is given to the player who hits the most sixes in the tournament.
Digicel, a telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, is another notable sponsor of the CPL. Digicel has been a partner of the league since its inception and is the league’s official communications partner. In addition to providing communication services, Digicel also sponsors several other aspects of the tournament, such as the coin toss and the “Digicel Fan Zone” at each game.
FULL LIST OF HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE BROADCASTERS
he following is a list of broadcasters for the tournament, both on television, online and through Facebook –
|Africa – Sub Sahara||Econet|
|Barbados||PLAY GO OTT (app)|
|Bet to win (streaming)||Perform|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina|
|India||Facebook (first 3 overs each innings)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|Sri Lanka||Sony 6|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||Digicel Play|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|United States of America||Willow|
The broadcasting rights for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) vary by region. In the Caribbean, the tournament is broadcast on the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Barbados, as well as on other local networks in participating countries. India, the CPL is broadcast on the Star Sports network. And the United Kingdom, Sky Sports holds the broadcasting rights for the tournament, while in Australia and New Zealand, the CPL is shown on Fox Sports. Additionally, the tournament is also available for streaming on the official CPL website and through various online platforms like Hotstar and Willow TV.
This is the first time the Hero CPL final will be held in Guyana and this long-term staging agreement will see the culmination of the tournament also taking place in Guyana in 2023 and 2024.
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2022, the leading run-scorer in the history of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is Johnson Charles, who has scored a total of 345 runs