Caribbean Premier League Announces Schedule for Inaugural Tournament
The much-anticipated schedule for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament has been announced by CPL organisers, and as expected, matches will be played in six franchise countries – Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia as well as Trinidad & Tobago – in the months of July and August.
CPL organisers emphasised that in putting together the schedule, the goal was to make it as fair as possible for the franchise countries but also ensure that there would be many exciting games between neighbouring and rival countries. In addition, the fixtures had to work logistically in terms of elements such as travel for the teams and CPL staff and the transfer of TV equipment and crew from venue to venue. The result is a schedule that is workable and one where all teams will play three home games, three away games and one game in a neutral franchise country, for example Antigua vs. Jamaica in Guyana.
The CPL team is pleased to get the fixtures out in just under three months in advance, giving both local fans and prospective tourists the chance to plan their trips to and around the Caribbean to witness what is expected to be the biggest and most exciting sporting event in the region.
Next on the CPL agenda is the announcement of details for the players draft event, confirmation of which teams the franchise players will be assigned to and many more exciting elements of the tournament.