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CPL eyeing Asia


CPL eyeing Asia

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THE Caribbean Premier League (CPL) may soon be batting on Asian pitches.

Organisers have indicated they are exploring pushing the increasingly popular Twenty20 tournament into Asia, as well as expanding the number of franchises involved and hosting them in North American cities.

The CPL has been focused on the Caribbean region for the first three seasons but organisers have scheduled games for Florida, United States for the first time this year.

Chief executive, Damien O’Donohoe, said though no time frame had been identified, there was a possibility of further expanding the venues for CPL matches.

“The great thing about this franchise model is that you can take it places. We’re taking it to America this year. We’ve had guys from Hong Kong, from Singapore, reach out to us about taking some games there, and also even Dubai,” he told leading cricket website, ESPN Cricinfo. (CMC/EZS)

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