MICHAEL HALL JOINS THE CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM

The Caribbean Premier League has announced that former West Indies Players Association (WIPA) CEO, Michael Hall, has joined its team. Hall will be tasked with building on the success of the inaugural six-team T20 cricket tournament which was watched by millions in the Caribbean and around the world last summer.

Commenting on the appointment, Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of the Caribbean Premier League said; “Our aim is to deliver the most unique, most entertaining and action packed T20 tournament in world cricket and based on our 2013 launch, we feel that we’ve got off to a great start.

For CPL to continue making an impact in terms of entertainment and economic value, it’s vital that the best people are in place to deliver a world class event. Michael Hall is central to those plans. He has proved himself at every level of the game to be an excellent cricket administrator and the whole CPL team look forward to working with him to continue to surprise and delight cricket fans in the Caribbean and all over the world with what has become known as the biggest party in sport.”

{IMAGE VIA - guardian.co.tt} Also commenting, Michael Hall said; "I am delighted to join the Caribbean Premier League team. Through my role in WIPA, I was directly involved in the first tournament and I, like so many others, was thrilled to see what a success it became thanks to the efforts of the administrators, players, stakeholders, sponsors and most importantly, the fans who came out in their hundreds of thousands.

{IMAGE VIA – guardian.co.tt} Also commenting, Michael Hall said; “I am delighted to join the Caribbean Premier League team. Through my role in WIPA, I was directly involved in the first tournament and I, like so many others, was thrilled to see what a success it became thanks to the efforts of the administrators, players, stakeholders, sponsors and most importantly, the fans who came out in their hundreds of thousands.

“I am very much looking forward to this new challenge and, along with my colleagues at CPL, I will strive to make this tournament a true success story in world cricket that makes a hugely positive impact for the Caribbean region and for the future of the game we all love.”

Hall’s role in cricket administration began in 2001, when he was appointed Chief Cricket Operations Officer at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). In 2004 he was named Executive Director of Jamaica Cricket 2007 Ltd., where he spearheaded Jamaica’s successful bid for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup packages.

He was hired in 2005 as the Cricket Operations Director for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and led the team which successfully managed the moment-by-moment activities and logistical movements of all sixteen 25-man squads and the match officials who took part in the tournament.

He joined WIPA in November 2010 as a non-Executive Director and was appointed CEO in April 2012 following the retirement of Dinanath Ramnarine.

The Limacol CPL returns in July and August 2014 when the Jamaica Tallawahs will defend the title against the St. Lucia Zouks, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Antigua Hawksbills, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents.

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