Tridents have new owners, Holder is marquee player
The Barbados Tridents have a new ownership team.
It was announced during today’s media briefing at Cafe 195, Dome Mall that the USA-based CMG Companies would take over the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise formerly owned by Vijay Mallya with immediate effect.
CMG Companies formerly owned the Jamaica Tallawahs from 2014 to 2016. Tallawahs won in 2016.
Principal of CMG Manish Patel said they were eager to get started.
“Selling our ownership rights of the winning Jamaica Tallawahs held from 2014 to 2016 was the right move for us as a business, but we missed CPL.
“When the chance came to purchase the Tridents came along we were delighted, especially with the opportunity to bring good strong local partners on board. We can’t wait to get started at enhancing the profile of this team on and off the field and to bringing a comprehensive sports entertainment package to Barbados”.
Co-owner and local entrepreneur Kailash Pardasani of Promotech said he loved the game of cricket and the island and was pleased to be a part. He said they would do all in their power to partner with the local community to ensure the Tridents were successful.
Current West Indies team captain Jason Holder will be the marquee player of the 2019 season.
At the start of the year, Holder, 27, was at the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test ranking as the No. 1 allrounder.
The Barbados Tridents won their lone CPL title in 2014 and lost the final the following year to Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.
The players’ draft will take place in London on May 22. (RG)