LIMACOL CPL 2014 TEAMS FINALISED: Biggest party in sport, set to return July & August
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.
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‘.
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.”
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 Limacol CPL, the biggest party in sport, is set to return in July and August of this year.
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.
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