The 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League is all set to get underway from August 28, with the final being played on September 19. Just like the previous edition, the tournament will be played in the bio bubble. Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis will host all 33 games of the tournament.
“It is really exciting to have the tournament window for 2021 confirmed and I would like to thank the St Kitts & Nevis government for agreeing to host this year’s event,” said Pete Russell, CPL’s COO in an official statement.
“We would also like to extend our thanks to Cricket West Indies for helping us create this window in a busy summer of cricket for them. We are looking forward to once again successfully staging the CPL in 2021,” he added.
Last week, Barbados Tridents retained nine players, including their skipper Jason Holder, Barbadians Hope, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young and Joshua Bishop for the T20 extravaganza. In addition, they have also retained destructive opening batsman Johnson Charles and leg spinner Hayden Walsh.
Also, Dwayne Bravo will step on the park for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the upcoming season after Trinbago Knight Riders traded the West Indian all-rounder.
“DJ Bravo has been instrumental in not only building TKR into a champion team but also captained the team which earned three championships in 2015, 2017 & 2018. We are sad to see him leave but we respect his wishes & his desire to help Caribbean cricket,” Venky Mysore, Director of TKR said
The tournament, which was first started in 2013, gained a viewership of over 500 million in the 2020 season which makes it one of the most-watched leagues in the world. Trinbago Knight Riders are the current title holders. Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs are the other competing teams.
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