Just like there is Indian Premier League or IPL for India, there is Caribbean Premier League or Hero CPL for West Indies. It is also a Twenty20 format cricket tournament which was started in 2013 replacing the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament. The first ever CPL T20 was won by the Jamaica Tallawahs who defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final. The 2014 edition was won by Barbados Tridents who again defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final. CPL 2015 will start from 20th June 2015 and final will be played on 26th July 2015. Hero Motocorp is the new title sponsor for CPL 2015.
Teams playing in CPL T20 - CPL T20 includes total of 6 teams with 15 players in each team. A team can have a maximum of four international players and four players below 23. Each team can only have one local and one international franchise player.
Format of CPL T20 - The tournament is played among six teams in two stages which are group stages and knock out stages. In the group stage, each teams plays ten matches, three of which are played at home ground. The playoff stage include four top teams who plays two semi-finals and the final is played between the winners of semi-finals. For CPL 2015, all three of the elimination matches will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Venues of CPL T20 - There are total of 6 venues in CPL T20 where each venue is the home ground of one team.
If we talk about the most successful team of CPL T20, it would be Guyana Amazon Warriors as they have been into both the finals of the tournament. While they have not still won any edition of CPL T20 but they are being considered as the strongest team if CPL T20. Talking about facts, the record for most runs goes to Lendl Simmons with 712 runs and Krishmar Santokie is the leading wicket taker of the tournament with 33 wickets. This tournament is one of the most happening tournament around the world which involve some big players. CPL T20 has even got a Hollywood Connection. Mark Wahlberg is one of the shareholders of Barbados Tridents while Gerard Butler is the principle share holder of Jamaica Tallawahs. The tournament is around the corner and the booking of the tickets for the matches has already started. You can book your ticket from here.