St Kitts to host CPL final
ST KITTS & Nevis will have the honour of staging the final of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on August 7.
All four games of the knockout stages of the biggest party in sport will be played at Warner Park, starting on August 3 and culminating in the 34th and final game on August 7. The following day is the reserve day.
Information on ticket sales for the CPL finals will be announced on www.cplt20.com.
CPL’s chief executive officer Damien O’Donohoe noted that Warner Park was an iconic and intimate venue and a fitting arena for the staging of the play-offs and final.
This will be the second time that the finals have been awarded to the prestigious venue in St Kitts, following 2014 when the Barbados Tridents clinched the title.
The CPL T20 tournament is played between six franchises and is divided into a group stage and a knockout stage.
In the group stage, the teams each play ten matches overall, four of which are at home, with each team also playing at two neutral venue games in Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida.
Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders, with Barbadians Sulieman Benn and Javon Searles in their line-up, will host St Lucia Zouks, who have Bajan all-rounder Kyle Mayers in their squad in tonight’s opening match at the Queen’s Park Oval. (PR/MK)