The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is also one of the popular cricket tournaments from the West Indies. The format of this championship is also just like the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is a Caribbean T20 cricket league, which was inaugurated in 2013 by West Indian cricket board. Six city-based franchises teams participate in the championship. It has got players not only from the domestic level but also from international platforms.
The Caribbean Premier League has replaced the old Caribbean Twenty20, which was also popular among the cricket lovers. The new form of this league is doing great and is all set for its 8th edition. The format of the tournament is the same as any other league with double round-robin and Knockout finals. The Caribbean Premier League matches are organized in selected locations after the pandemic Coronavirus for its latest edition. However, the live telecast of the match will surely entertain the game lovers.
Carribean Premier League 2020 Teams
The Six CPL Teams which participate in the league are Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados Tridents, Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia Zouks and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Out of these 6 teams in the league, 3 teams have won the title at least once, but the rest of 3 teams have never won CPL T20 title till now. This list has teams which are Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts and St Lucia Zouks.
Chris Gayle is the most successful batsman, while Dwayne Bravo is the most successful bowler in the league.
Gayle has scored most runs (2354) in the league, and Dwayne Bravo has taken the most wickets (97).
The CPL 2020 matches will be held only in Trinidad because of the pandemic Coronavirus. It is expected that the matches will be telecasted live on a TV channel named Sony Six. The live stream of CPL matches can also be seen online on Hotstar.
The conditions for buying tickets of the matches in CPL 2020 are not clearly answered by the board till now, but if there is no restriction or objections on tickets, they can be easily available online on the official website of each team.
CPL 2020 Records : Most Run CPL 2020, Most Wickets CPL 2020, Highest Score CPL T20 2020, Most Sixes CPL 2020, Best Bowling CPL T20 2020
CPL Team Captain
Barbados Tridents Captain - Jason Holder
Guyana Amazon Warriors Captain - Shimron Hetmyer
Jamaica Tallawahs Captain - Rovman Powell
St Lucia Zouks Captain - Darren Sammy
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Captain - Rayad Emrit
Trinbago Knight Riders Captain - Kieron Pollard
CPL T20 History
CPL 2013 (First Edition)
It was 2013 when this tournament came into inception. The first season of CPL was a huge success and a big hit for West Indian Cricket Board. In CPL 2013, the final was played against Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad. Jamaica Tallawahs had won the game by 7 wickets and had won the first CPL title. Jamaica Tallwahs had become the first champions of the league. Chris Gayle had scored good runs in the inaugural season of the league.
CPL 2014 (Second Edition)
After the first CPL season, the league became much more popular, and more international players joined it in the 2nd edition. The final of CPL 2014 was played between Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis. It was the 2nd CPL final for Guyana Amazon Warriors, but they could not win the game. Barbados Tridents had won the game by 8 runs (D/L) and also won their 1st BBL title.
CPL 2015 (Third Edition)
The CPL 2015 was a year for Trinbago Knight Riders. They played impressive cricket throughout the tournament and had won their first CPL title. Trinbago Knight Riders had defeated the defending champions Barbados Tridents of CPL 2015 in the night of final. Trinbago Knight Riders had won the game by 20 runs and became the 3rd team to win CPL title.
CPL 2016 (Fourth Edition)
The champions of season 1 CPL, Jamaica Tallawahs, had bounced back in the CPL 2016 and won their 2nd CPL title. Again the Jamaican team had defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final. It was the 3rd final for Guyana Warriors, but they could not make it once again. Jamaica Tallawahs had easily won the game by 9 wickets and became the 1st team to win the title twice.
CPL 2017 (Fifth Edition)
Trinbago Knight Riders won the 2017 CPL title by defeating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. It was the 1st CPL final for St Kitts, and the team could not handle the pressure of the final game and had collapsed in the final match. Trinbago Knight Riders had won the match by 3 wickets and won their 2nd CPL title.
CPL 2018 (Sixth Edition)
The defending champions of CPL 2018 had also become the champions of CPL 2018. Trinbago Knight Riders had won their 3rd title in CPL 2018. They played the final match at home against Guyana Amazon Warriors and won the title by 8 wickets.
CPL 2019 (Seventh Edition)
Barbados Tridents had won the CPL 2019 title by defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors. Barbados Tridents had won the game by 27 runs. It was the 2nd title for Barbados Tridents, but it was for the 5th time that Guyana Amazon Warriors could not win the final.
CPL 2020 Venue
CPL 2020 will be played in 3 phase. First 10 matches will be played in Brian Lara Stadium, then next 10 matches will be played in Queen's Park Oval and then finally remaining 13 matches will be played again in Brian Lara Stadium including CPL T20 semi final and CPL final match.
Brian Lara Stadium
Queen's Park Oval
CPL Official Website: www.cplt20.com
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