Thirty-seven matches will be played from Friday, July 11 to Saturday, August 16. This year’s tournament is expected to be bigger and better.
CEO of CPL Damien O’Donohoe said last year’s tournament saw fans supporting teams at many of the matches, regardless of the day, time and hour.
O’Donohoe said the crowd in 2013 created a “unique and energetic atmosphere”, inclusive of a large following of local and global television viewers.
“The CPL, which thrilled sell-out crowds in six countries across the Caribbean in 2013, is once again looking to excite fans with high intensity T20 cricket for the 2014 tournament,” he said in a recent announcement.
Grenada, will serve as the opening venue for this year’s tournament. Top Cricketers like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitharan are also listed to take part in the event which is dubbed the “biggest party in sport.”
Limacol CPL 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 Limacol 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.