CBC TV coverage of CPL in doubt
ON THE EVE of the Caribbean Premier League, it has not yet been confirmed if the tournament will be televised on the island’s only television station, the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
When contacted on Wednesday, head of television Cecily Clarke-Richmond said she was unable to say for sure if CBC would be televising the matches, but would be in a better position to confirm by the following day.
When contacted yesterday, she said she was still unsure.
“Up to when I asked, we still had not secured the rights, yet, so we’re still in the same position and my [television] schedule is still the same,” she said.
This year marks the fifth season of the CPL.
The St Lucia Stars will bowl off against Trinbago Knight Riders in the season opener today at 9 p.m. at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.
Defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs will be looking to secure their third championship, after also winning the inaugural season in 2013. Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel were the 2015 champions, while Barbados Tridents were the previous year’s winners.
The Tridents’ first game will be tomorrow against the Tallawahs at the Broward Country Ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting at 3 p.m. (RA)