Match times, venues for Hero CPL 2018 confirmed

first_img– Play-offs set for Providence on Sept 11 &12The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) fixtures, venues, and start times have been confirmed for the 2018 season, which gets underway on August 8 when defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders take on St Lucia Stars in Trinidad.The tournament will then visit Guyana, St Lucia, Jamaica, St Kitts, Barbados and the USA before returning to Trinidad for the final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on September 16.The tournament will feature 34 matches between the six franchises with each team playing five home matches. The Jamaica Tallawahs will play three of their home games in Lauderhill, Florida meaning the CPL is returning to the USA for the third successive year.The Hero CPL has signed a three-year agreement with Trinidad and Tobago to host the finals in the country following the successful final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in 2017.This year’s tournament will once again see a mix of the best global and Caribbean cricketing talent with the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Steve Smith and Brendon McCullum among those taking part.Hero CPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Damien O’Donohoe said: “We are really excited about the 2018 edition of the tournament. We have gone from strength to strength since we first started in 2013 and we know that the sixth Hero CPL is going to be the biggest and best yet. “The Biggest Party in Sport” is coming and we can’t wait for it all to get started.”Tickets are available at and from local box offices and they are selling fast.last_img read more