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CPL to play four matches in Florida in 2017

2017 Apr 24 by DreamCricket USA

On August 5, Guyana Amazon Warriors will play St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots at 11AM and Barbados Tridents will face off against Jamaica Tallawahs at 3PM.  On Sunday, August 6, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots will play Guyana Amazon Warriors at 11AM and Jamaica Tallawahs will play Barbados Tridents at 3PM.  Three of these four teams feature players from Team USA, with Patriots being the exception.  

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) confirmed that the biggest party in sport is returning to the USA with four Twenty 20 fixtures to be played at the start of the tournament in Lauderhill, Florida.  Two double-headers will be played on August 5th and August 6th, 2017.     

On August 5, Guyana Amazon Warriors will play St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots at 11AM and Barbados Tridents will face off against Jamaica Tallawahs at 3PM.  On Sunday, August 6, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots will play Guyana Amazon Warriors at 11AM and Jamaica Tallawahs will play Barbados Tridents at 3PM.  Three of these four teams feature players from Team USA, with Patriots being the exception.   

While Jamaica Tallawahs, the franchise owned by U.S. based Chalak Mitra Group will play in Lauderhill, the other franchise with an U.S. owner, St. Lucia will not be playing in Florida.  

The CPL reaffirmed its continuing commitment to nurture North American talent by signing on five USA players for the 2017 edition.  The U.S. picks were Timroy Allen (Jamaica Tallawahs), Muhammad Ali Khan and Steven Taylor (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Timil Patel (St. Lucia Stars), and Akeem Dodson (Barbados Tridents).  Steven Taylor commanded a price of US$30,000 and was the 8th round pick, the remaining players received contracts for $3,000 each.

As USACA’s membership of the ICC remains suspended, the approval for the fixtures was granted by the ICC.  In a statement, CPL said that the six matches that were staged in 2016 generated $12,583,246 for the local Florida economy.  The Hero CPL invested $1,668,151 with the combined visitor spend of $4,751,872 being the highest in this year’s tournament overall.   A TV audience of 12.7 million and in-stadium audience of 30,000 U.S. fans witnessed the six matches last year.   The CPL is confident that this number will increase even further.

Mr. Damien O’Donohoe, Chief Executive of the Hero CPL said: “On behalf of Hero CPL, I am delighted that the biggest party in sport will return to the USA later this year.

“This indicates a huge appetite for the game across north America and we welcome the opportunity to play our part in USA cricket’s future plans. We have committed to a community outreach programme to ensure the impact of the Hero CPL goes beyond the field of play.

“The USA provided many highlights last year and we believe the quality of cricket on the field, coupled with the party off it, will generate even greater interest for the upcoming season.”

The Hero CPL is scheduled to take place from 4 August to 10 September. Ticket information for the Hero CPL fixtures will be announced in due course, the organization noted in a press release.

2017 HERO CPL SQUADS:

BARBADOS TRIDENTS: Kieron Pollard, Kane Williamson*, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Wayne Parnell, Ravi Rampaul, Wahab Riaz, Raymond Reifer, Christopher Barnwell, Imran Khan, Damian Jacobs, Akeal Hosein, Ryan Wiggins, Tino Best, Shamar Springer (Young WI), Akeem Dodson (USA)

GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS: Sohail Tanvir, Martin Guptill*, Chadwick Walton, Chris Lynn, Rayad Emrit, Rashid Khan, Jason Mohammed, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshan Primus, Gajanand Singh, Assad Fudadin, Keon Joseph, Steven Jacobs, Steven Ketwaroo, Shimron Hetmeyer (Young WI), Steven Taylor (USA), Muhammad Ali Khan (USA)

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS: Lendl Simmons, Kumar Sangakkara*, Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Sami, Rovman Powell, Gidron Pope, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Foo, Kennar Lewis, Andre McCarthy, Odean Smith, O’Shane Thomas (Young WI), Timroy Allen (USA)

ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS: Chris Gayle, Chris Morris*, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nabi, Evin Lewis, Samuel Badree, Jonathan Carter, Tabraiz Shamsi, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Sheldon Cotterell, Kieran Powell, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, Jeremiah Louis, Alzarri Joseph (Young WI), Nikhil Dutta (Canada), Carlos Brathwaite (WICB ‘Free’)

ST LUCIA STARS: David Miller, Lasith Malinga*, Shane Watson, Daren Sammy, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Kamran Akmal, Rakheem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Shane Shillingford, Eddie Leie, Keddy Lesporis, Sunil Ambris, Obed McCoy (Young W.I.), Timil Patel (USA)

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS: Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum*, Sunil Narine, Hashim Amla, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Khary Pierre, Ronsford Beaton, Javon Searles, Nikita Miller, William Perkins, Kevon Cooper, Brad Hogg, Anderson Phillip (Young WI), Hamza Tariq (Canada)

HERO CPL FIXTURES 2017


DATE MATCH (all times local)
Friday, 4 August St. Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders (St. Lucia)

 
Saturday, 5 August
 
Guyana Amazon Warriors v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (Lauderhill, 11am), Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs (Lauderhill, 3pm)
 
Sunday, 6 August St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors (Lauderhill, 11am), Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents (Lauderhill, 3pm)
 
Monday, 7 August Trinbago Knight Riders v St. Lucia Stars (Trinidad)

 
Wednesday, 9 August Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs (Trinidad)

 
Thursday, 10 August St. Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents (St. Lucia)

 
Friday, 11 August Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors (Trinidad)

 
Saturday, 12 August St. Lucia Stars v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (St. Lucia), Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents (Trinidad)

 
Sunday, 13 August St. Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors (St. Lucia)

 
Monday, 14 August Trinbago Knight Riders v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (Trinidad)

 
Tuesday, 15 August

 
St. Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs (St. Lucia)
Thursday, 17 August Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs (Guyana)

 
Friday, 18 August St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents (St. Kitts & Nevis)

 
Saturday, 19 August Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders (Guyana), St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St. Lucia Stars (St. Kitts & Nevis)

 
Sunday, 20 August Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents (Guyana)

 
Monday, 21 August St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs (St. Kitts & Nevis)

 
Tuesday, 22 August Guyana Amazon Warriors v St. Lucia Stars (Guyana)

 
Wednesday, 23 August St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders (St. Kitts & Nevis)

 
Friday, 25 August Jamaica Tallawahs v St. Lucia Stars (Jamaica)

 
Saturday, 26 August Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders (Jamaica)

 
Tuesday, 29 August Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors (Barbados)

 
Wednesday, 30 August Jamaica Tallawahs v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (Jamaica)

 
Thursday, 31 August Barbados Tridents v St. Lucia Stars (Barbados)

 
Friday, 1 September Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors (Jamaica)

 
Saturday, 2 September Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders (Barbados)

 
Sunday, 3 September Barbados Tridents v St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (Barbados)

 
Tuesday, 5 September Play-Off (venue tbc)
Wednesday, 6 September

 
Eliminator 1 (venue tbc)
Thursday, 7 September

 
Eliminator 2 (venue tbc)
Saturday, 9 September

 
Hero CPL Final (venue tbc)

Pic courtesy: CPL T20 Ltd.