Caribbean Premier League to make grand comeback in West Indies with month-long tournament

The Caribbean island, often regarded as the region of North America, consists of numerous beautiful countries. Tourists visited the region as it hosts several festivals and tournaments.

Caribbean: The Caribbean island, often regarded as the region of North America, consists of numerous beautiful countries. Tourists visited the region as it hosts several festivals and tournaments. One such tournament called Caribbean Premier League is all set to return to the shores of the West Indies. 

The Caribbean Premier League is known as a six-team domestic T20 competition running since 2013. The month-long tournament is scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 31 and conclude on September 30. The matches will be played on the fields of St Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, and Saint Lucia and the playoffs will be hosted by Guyana.

Six teams will participate in the tournament, and each team will be named after the name of the different countries of the Caribbean. The T20 cricket match will be started with the first match between last year’s champions St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs. 

The competition will run slightly longer than last year. However, the Cricket West Indies hosted the brand new T10 competition dubbed 6ixty. The competition will further be followed by the CPL season as it starts on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, and will end on Sunday, August 28, 2022. 

The competition will follow the same trend as several franchise tournaments, and all the six teams will compete with each other two times in the group stage. The teams will be further awarded two points for a win, one will be given for a draw match, and zero will be awarded for a defeat. 

Playoffs will be played by the teams which will be emerged as the best four. There is a slight change from the last year’s knockout stage. 

In this year’s Qualifier, one will witness the competition between the two top teams; on the other hand, third and fourth-place teams will battle it out in an Eliminator. The winner of Qualifier 1 will directly play the match of the finals, while the loser will be left for the Elimator in Qualifier 2. 

 The winner of Qualifier 2 will meet the winner of Qualifier 1 in the final to determine the winners.

There will be four venues for the CPL 2022, and Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis will organise the opening seven matches of the tournament. After that, the commencement of the matches will be shifted to Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia will witness the next eight matches of the series at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground. 

Trinidad’s Queen Park Oval will host the 16 to 23 matches before the final seven group games and playoffs are hosted in Guyana at the Providence Stadium.

The name of the six teams who will be competing in CPL 2022 is as follows: Founding members Barbados Royals (formerly Barbados Tridents), Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Lucia Kings (formerly St Lucia Zouks),Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who joined the competition in 2015.

Among all the teams, Trinbago knight Riders remained the most successful team and bagged the trophy four times in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020. Inaugural champions Jamaica Tallawahas remained champions for two years, such as 2013 and 2016, and Barbados also bagged the competition for two years which are 2014 and 2019. 

Further, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots remained the champion for the last year and beat Saint Lucia Kings. Both teams have only appeared in the final twice. 

The Caribbean Premier League will witness various overseas players as 

Imran Tahir (Guyana) and Faf du Plessis (St Lucia) is making a return to this year’s competition. The players for Barbados Royals, such as Tabraiz Shamsi, are also all set to come back. 

Further, overseas players will be New Zealand trio Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (both Trinbago), prolific Pakistan bowler Mohammed Amir (Jamaica); David Wiese (Saint Lucia); and promising talent from Singapore, Tim David (Saint Lucia). 

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