Jamaica’s sports minister Olivia Grange said her government is willing to back the Jamaica Tallawahs but simply cannot afford what is required for the franchise to remain in Jamaica for the start of the upcoming CPL season in August.

The 2019 season of the Hero CPL T20 competition will bowl off on August 21 with the final set for September 27, 2019.

Jamaica Sports Minister Olivia Grange has confirmed that she has been in discussions with the owners of the Jamaica Tallawahs with the aim of finding a way to keep the franchise in the country.

George Davis and Wayne Lewis discuss whether or not the government should do more to keep Hero Caribbean Premier League franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs in the country. What say you?

Barbados Tridents opener Dwayne Smith is not certain if he will be playing any part in the Hero Caribbean Premier League as a player from his home franchise after payment issues arose for a third time. 

Owner of the Barbados Tridents, exiled Indian businessman Dr Vijay Mallya should be headed home to face fraud charges after a United Kingdom court ruled that he be extradited.

According to reports coming out of India, Mallya is up against bank fraud and money-laundering charges that amount to almost US$One Billion.

Mallya left India two years ago and stays in a mansion in Hertfordshire, England, but according to a ruling in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, that could all be set to change.

While the court has signed off on Mallya’s extradition, the Home Secretary has to approve the move, with the Indian given 14 days to appeal the decision.

“We hope to bring him back soon and conclude the case,” said a Spokesman from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

"CBI has its own inherent strengths. We worked hard on this case. We are strong on law and facts and we were confident while pursuing extradition process,” continued the spokesperson.

Just over two years ago, Mallya was considered one of the wealthiest men in India but fell into trouble when the major organization in his empire, Kingfisher Airlines, collapsed.

That collapse sparked a series of other issues with Diageo, forcing him out as chairman.

He would then lose control over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, as well as his Formula One racing team, Force India.

Despite that, the businessman has managed to keep control of the Tridents although he has not had a great time of it.

The Tridents have failed to make the playoffs in the last three seasons of the Hero Caribbean Premier League and finished bottom of the standings in this just-concluded one.

The Tridents lost eight of their last 10 games.

On the heels of the success of the Women’s T20 World Cup plans could soon be in place for a women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Should the plans materialize the Caribbean will be seeking to join England and Australia as the only two countries in the world with professional women’s T20 leagues.  The possibility of having a similar league in the Caribbean came to the fore after batsman Britney Cooper claimed the team, which crashed out in the semi-finals of the World Cup, could have done better if they played as many matches as teams like Australia and England.

In response, CPL Chief Operations Officer (COO) Peter Russell told regional paper the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday that the options were already being considered.

"We have already discussed the feasibility of a women’s tournament with Cricket West Indies (CWI) or a women’s exhibition match, after the 2017 tournament, and have been discussing how we can make it work since then,” Russell told the Newsday.

 “Any cricket tournament is a huge logistical challenge to arrange and there are a lot of questions that would need to be answered before we could commit to going ahead. But it is something that we are keen to have as part of the CPL programme, it is not a question of ‘if’ it is a question of ‘when’," he declared.

Jamaican cricketer Fabian Allen had a very successful CPL season will his form translate to the Super50 League.

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell is not dwelling on his team’s elimination from the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League too much, already making plans to do better in a year’s time. 

Another sensational performance from the in-form duo of Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford led the Guyana Amazon Warriors to thrilling last-over win over the Trinbago Knight Riders and into the CPL final.

Newly appointed Guyana Amazon Warriors captain Chris Green hailed the blossoming partnership of batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Shefane Rutherford, which again delivered for the team in a two wicket win against Trinbago Knight Riders on Tuesday.


Guyana Amazon Warriors booked their place in the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final after edging past Trinbago Knight Riders by two wickets on a thrillingly tense night in Providence.

Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo insists the team will take nothing for granted heading into Tuesday night’s first Caribbean Premier League (CPL) qualifier against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Queen’s Park Oval.

Unrestrained hitting from Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford led the Guyana Amazon Warriors to 6 wicket win over the Trinbago Knight Riders, which knocked the Jamaica Tallawahs to second spot in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Sunday.

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