The Caribbean Premier League or CPL is a Caribbean based T 20 cricket tournament organized by the West Indies Cricket Board. This tournament will be replacing the Caribbean Twenty 20 Tournament.
Teams and stages
CPL will have 6 teams or franchises, in the names of Guyana, Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Saint Lucia. There will be 2 stages- the group stage and the knockout stage, which will include 2 semi finals and a final, over a period of roughly 9- days. In the group stage, there will be 7 matches for each team, out of which 3 will be played at home grounds of the respective teams.
The Caribbean Premier League is scheduled to start-off from July 30, 2013 and is supposed to go on until August 24, 2013. In the coming years, the CPL will be held around the same time. According to news reports, the Caribbean Premier League 2014 will be held from July 5, 2014 to August 10, 2014. In 2015, the CPL is scheduled to go on from June 21, 2015 to July 26, 2014. The venue details also have been released for CPL 2013- Beausejour Stadium in Saint Lucia, Queen’s Park Oval at Trinidad and Tobago, Sabina Park in Jamaica, Sir Vivian Richards’ Stadium in Antigua, and Providence Stadium at Guyana, Kensington Oval at Barbados.
Other CPL announcements
Each of the 6 teams or franchises will have 15 members and 2 will be franchise players-one international and one local. Details of the head coaches for each team have also been released. In September 2012, West Indies Cricket Board announced it funding arrangements with Verus Bank, founded by merchant bank founder Ajmal khan. The final draft for the CPL details and format and team were released on June 5, 2013.