Winners of the 2020 edition of the CPL, the Trinbago Knight Riders. Randy Brooks/CPL
ALL 33 games of the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will take place in St Kitts & Nevis.
The tournament starts on 28 August with a similar format of games that worked so successfully in 2020 and delivered a record audience of over 500million, a release from the CPL stated on Tuesday.
The release stated that last year the tournament was staged in a bio-secure bubble and the Hero CPL operations team will again be working closely with the tournament’s medical advisors, local agencies and the St Kitts & Nevis government to ensure the health and safety of all those involved in the tournament as well as the local population.
St Kitts & Nevis has no Covid-19 transmission and is one of the safest places to visit in the Caribbean, the release stated.
“From Chris Gayle’s brilliant hundred against the Jamaica Tallawahs in 2019 to Andre Russell’s even more explosive century against the Trinbago Knight Riders in 2016, Warner Park has had some classic individual performances.
“There have also been some amazing matches, not least the game that went to a Super Over finish between the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Knight Riders in 2019.”
“As was demonstrated during the 2020 tournament the CPL is a massive boost for the host country with US$51.5million delivered in sponsorship value for Trinidad & Tobago. We are really looking forward to giving St Kitts & Nevis the exposure they deserve.”