Trinbago Knight Riders is one of the most entertaining teams of the Caribbean Premiere League. The team was founded in the year 2013 and was known as the Red Steels but in the year 2016 the name of the team changed to the Trinbago Knight Riders after the change of principle owner. This franchise represents the cities of Port of Spain and Trinidad and Tobago in the league. The team plays all its home matches in the famous Queen Park oval. The stadium was host of the two finals in the year 2013 and 2015 of CPL.
Participation in Caribbean Premiere League
The team made its debut in the year 2013 and was able to finish 4th in the league table qualifying for the semifinal stage in the tournament. The team ended up winning 3 matches out of 7. In the 1st semifinal of the tournament the team faced Guyana Amazon Warriors and failed to qualify for the finals as they lost by 7 wickets.
In the year 2014 the team performed a bit better winning 6 out of 9 matched and qualified for the playoffs yet again. The team this time faced the team from Jamaica in the playoffs and was yet again beaten by 4 wickets and crashed out of the tournament.
In the year 2015 things started to heat up and the Trinbago Knight Riders ended up 3rd in the league table winning 5 out of 10 matched in the league stage. In the 1st Semifinal the team met Jamaica Tallawahs and beat them to meet Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2nd Semifinal. There the team emerged victorious to move for their 1st ever final against the Barbados Tridents. It was a determined team which ended up becoming champions as they won the game by 20 runs to lift their 1st title.
The year 2016 saw the team start as the defending champions and ended up 4th in the league stage winning 5 matched out of 10. Then they eliminated St. Lucia Stars to move into Qualifier 2 where they lost to Jamaica Tallawahs thus ending their bet of defending their title in the year 2016.
The Trinbago Knight Riders have made it to the playoffs every single year of the tournament starting from 2013 till 2016. The team has only made it to the final once in the year 2015.
In the year 2015 the team was able to make it to the finals of the CPL and was crowned as the champions for the first time.