CPL

2019 Hero CPL bowls off August 21 in TT and Guyana

By January 11, 2019

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

The opening round of matches will take place in Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana before returning to these two countries for the playoffs and finals once again.

As agreed between the CPL and CWI, for the second successive year the very best of the cricketing talent in the Caribbean will be taking part in the tournament with WINDIES centrally contracted players available for the majority of the tournament.

“We are very pleased to be playing our tournament in August and September for the third successive year and we have now agreed that this will be the time of year that CPL takes place for the next five seasons,” said Pete Russell, COO of Hero CPL.

“Fans now associate this time of year with Hero CPL and we have already started work on bringing the party to life in 2019. Having the best Caribbean cricketers and the world’s best overseas is what our tournament is all about, and this window gives us that.”

CWI CEO Johnny Grave said the two entities have agreed on a window that is both suitable and sustainable for the immediate future.

“The Hero CPL has developed into one of the best and most exciting T20 competitions in the world and we look forward to hosting another successful tournament later this year,” Grave said.

“We are pleased that we have been able to find a window in our WINDIES International calendar to ensure that all the best Caribbean cricketers can take part, as the tournament plays a crucial role in our preparations and planning for the T20 World Cup in 2020.”

The announcement comes on the heels of news that the Jamaica Tallawahs could be leaving Jamaica behind while the Barbados Tridents have issues of their own with their owner Dr Vijay Mailya facing extradition charges on fraud accusations.’

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