Caribbean Premier League 2020

Cricket is slowly but steadily getting back into action after the pandemic. Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is the very first T20 league to take place after the pandemic halt. The tournament is expected to happen behind doors with no fans in a bio-secure environment due to the coronavirus scare. We expect cricketing action will help to entertain people struck in the middle of the pandemic crisis. CPL will take place from August 18th, 2020 to September 10th, 2020 in Trinidad & Tobacco with six teams taking part in the competition.  CPL is sponsored the Hero MotoCorp and it is called as Hero CPL T20 this year. 

History of CPL

The Caribbean Premier League was first started in the year 2013 by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The inaugural tournament was played by 6 teams based on the Caribbean cities. Jamaica Tallawahs were the inaugural champions after beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2013. The six teams currently playing in CPL are as follows

  1. Barbados Tridents
  2. Guyana Amazon Warriors
  3. Jamaica Tallawahs
  4. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots
  5. St.Lucia Zouks
  6. Trinbago Knight Riders

Trinbago Knight Riders is the most successful franchise with 3 title victories so far (2015, 2017, & 2018). Jamaica Tallawahs (2013 & 2016) and Barbados Tridents (2014 & 2019) are the other two teams to win the tournament so far. Guyana Amazon Warriors are the unluckiest team as they ended up as runners-up five times in seven seasons (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, & 2019). St. Lucia Zouks is the only team that is yet to qualify for the knockouts in the seven seasons. Antigua Hawksbills team became defunct after the 2014 season and was replaced by St.Kitts and Patriots team in the 2015 season. 

CPL 2020 Schedule

CPL 2020 is scheduled to have 33 T20 matches between 6 teams including the knockouts. All six teams will face against each other twice in the 30 league matches and the top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals. All the matches are scheduled to happen in two venues namely Brian Lara Stadium (23 matches) and Queens Park Oval (10 matches) in the Trinidad. Each team can have a maximum squad strength of 17 players with 5 foreign players. A maximum of 4 foreign players can feature in the playing XI as per the CPL rules. Some of the notable international players in the league this season are Colin Munro, Imran Tahir, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, and Mohammed Nabi. 

Complete CPL 2020 Schedule

League matches

  1. Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors, 18 August, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  2. Barbados Tridents vs. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, 18 August, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  3. Jamaica Tallawahs vs. St Lucia Zouks, 19 August, 05: 30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  4. Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, 19 August, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  5. St Lucia Zouks vs. Barbados Tridents, 20 August, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  6. Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Jamaica Tallawahs, 20 August, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  7. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs. St Lucia Zouks, 22 August, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  8. Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. Jamaica Tallawahs, 22 August, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  9. Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Barbados Tridents, 23 August, 10 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  10. Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. St Lucia Zouks, 24 August, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  11. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs. Barbados Tridents, 25 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  12. Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors, 25 August, 05:30 PM, Queen`s park Oval
  13. St Lucia Zouks vs. Trinbago Knight Riders, 26 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s park Oval
  14. Barbados Tridents vs. Jamaica Tallawahs, 26 August, 05:30 PM, Queen`s Park Oval
  15. St Lucia Zouks vs. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, 27 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  16. Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. Trinbago Knight Riders, 27 August, 05:30 PM, Queen`s Park Oval
  17. Barbados Tridents vs. Trinbago Knight Riders, 29 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  18. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs. Jamaica Tallawahs, 29 August, 05:30 PM, Queen`s Park Oval
  19. Barbados Tridents vs. St Lucia Zouks, 30 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  20. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors, 30 August, 05:30 PM, Queen`s Park Oval
  21. Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Trinbago Knight Riders, 1 September, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  22. Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. Barbados Tridents, 1 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  23. Trinbago Knight Riders vs. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, 2 September, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  24. St Lucia Zouks vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  25. Jamaica Tallawahs vs. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, 3 September, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  26. Barbados Tridents vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors, 3 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  27. Trinbago Knight Riders vs. St Lucia Zouks, 5 September, 10.00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  28. Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Barbados Tridents, 5 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  29. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs. Trinbago Knight Riders, 6 September, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  30. St Lucia Zouks vs. Jamaica Tallawahs, 6 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Semi-Final 1

 [Q1 vs. Q4], 8 September, TBC, Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Semi-Final 2 

[Q2 vs. Q3], 8 September, TBC, Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Final, 19 September, Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Team Squads

Trinbago Knight Riders

Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Sikander Raza, Tion Webster, Akeal Hossain, Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Fawad Ahmed, Khary Pierre, Anderson Philip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Amir Jangoo

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Shimron Hetmyer (C), Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shane Rutherford, Nicholas Pooran, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Keemo Paul, Jasdeep Singh, Anthony Brambie, Imran Tahir, Qais Ahmed, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Odean Smith, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd

St. Lucia Zouks

Daren Sammy (C), Mohammed Nabi, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Rahkheem Cornwell, Kavem Hodge, Leniko  Boucher, Javelle Glen, Kimani Helius, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Chemar Holder, Obed McCoy, Anrich Nortje, Noor Ahmed, Saad Bin Zafar

St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Rayad Emrit (C), Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Sunny Deyal, Fabian Allen, Denesh Ramdin, Ben Dunk, Joshua De Silva, Sohail Tanvir, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Ish Sodhi, Dennis Bulli, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Jon-Russ Jagesar

Barbados Tridents

Jason Holder (C), Alex Hales, Jonathan Charles, Marcus Stoinis, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Justin Greaves, Shayan Jahangir, Shai Hope, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Hurry Gurney, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young

Jamaica Tallawahs

Rovman Powell (C), Asif Ali, Andre McCarthy, Nicholas Kirton, Nkurah Bonner, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Jeaver Royal, Glenn Philips, Chadwick Walton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Veerasamy Perumal, Oshane Thomas, Sandeep Lamichchame, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Ryan Persuad

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