LIMACOL CPL 2014 TEAMS FINALISED: Biggest party in sport, set to return July & August

West Indies legend and Antigua Hawksbills Team Mentor, Sir Viv Richards, surrounded by the lovely ladies at the CPL 2014 Draft

West Indies legend and Antigua Hawksbills Team Mentor, Sir Viv Richards, surrounded by the lovely ladies at the CPL 2014 Draft

The line ups for the six franchise teams participating in the Limacol CPL 2014 have now been finalised following the live Draft event which took place last Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica.

CPL 2014 Draft co-host, Simon Crosskill (far right), engages in some on-set banter between CPL Team Mentors, Sir Viv Richards (far left) and Desmond Haynes (middle) and Guyana Amazon Warriors Head Coach, Roger Harper

CPL 2014 Draft co-host, Simon Crosskill (far right), engages in some on-set banter between CPL Team Mentors, Sir Viv Richards (far left) and Desmond Haynes (middle) and Guyana Amazon Warriors Head Coach, Roger Harper

Hosted by CPL Cricket Operations Director, Michael Hall and noted cricket pundit, Simon Crosskill, the Draft event saw representatives of each team – including the CPL team mentors, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Desmond Haynes, Courtney Walsh, Sir Andy Roberts and Gordon Greenidge – make their picks over 13 rounds based on salary bracket. In addition, each of the team representatives were in live discussions with their franchise team colleagues and Captains on the other side of the world throughout the process, further ensuring that each franchise secured its ‘dream team‘.

(From L-R): Digicel Jamaica Corporate Relations Manager, Trisha Williams-Singh, Chairman of Sabina Park Holdings, Milton Samuda and Jamaica’s Minister for Sports, Natalie Neita Headley

(From L-R): Digicel Jamaica Corporate Relations Manager, Trisha Williams-Singh, Chairman of Sabina Park Holdings, Milton Samuda and Jamaica’s Minister for Sports, Natalie Neita Headley

Simon Crosskill said; “It was a pleasure to be a part of the CPL player Draft event and I’m happy we could host it in Jamaica, the home of the reigning champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs. With the Draft complete, we can now look forward to all the drama, action and entertainment in July and August as the biggest party in sport returns.”

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel Team Mentor, Gordon Greenidge and Head Coach, Simon Helmot review their options during the CPL 2014 draft

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel Team Mentor, Gordon Greenidge and Head Coach, Simon Helmot review their options during the CPL 2014 draft

The Draft event was followed by a glamorous after party at Chris Gayle’s Triple Century Bar in New Kingston which saw cricket legends and CPL mentors, Desmond Haynes, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Sir Andy Roberts and Gordon Greenidge in attendance – alongside Jamaica’s Minister for Sports, The Honourable Natalie Neita Headley, British High Commissioner to Jamaica, David Fitton and High Commissioner of India to Jamaica, Shri Pratap Singh.

The full list of players is listed below by team and salary bracket (all figures are quoted in US$).

The full list of players is listed below by team and salary bracket (all figures are quoted in US$).

The Limacol CPL, the biggest party in sport, is set to return in July and August of this year.

 Caribbean Premier League is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life - dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere.  The inaugural CPL, billed as "the Biggest Party in Sport", featured six teams competing throughout the region in August 2013 - Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Lucia Zouks, and Antigua Hawksbills.  The Jamaica Tallawahs, captained by Chris Gayle, emerged as champions.

Caribbean Premier League is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. The inaugural CPL, billed as “the Biggest Party in Sport”, featured six teams competing throughout the region in August 2013 – Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Lucia Zouks, and Antigua Hawksbills. The Jamaica Tallawahs, captained by Chris Gayle, emerged as champions.

The CPL launched last year to sell-out crowds, with over 250,000 spectators attending matches across Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and St Lucia, whilst a global TV audience of 36 million were entertained by the skills of international stars including Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Ricky Ponting and Muttiah Muralitharan.

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

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

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