CPL Finals to take place in Trinidad
The Caribbean Premier League has announced that the finals of the 2017 tournament will take place at the new Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad from 5th to 9th September.
The four matches will see the exciting conclusion to the tournament which will draw in spectators and television viewers from around the world.
Trinidad & Tobago is a vibrant hub of Caribbean cricket and will be an ideal host for the finals, that will see the top four teams from the league stage fight it out for the CPL title.
The Brian Lara Cricket Academy is a state-of-the-art 100,000sqft training and competition venue with a capacity of 15,000-seats.
This fantastic facility will be hosting its first CPL matches and the teams will be able to make use of the world-class outdoor nets and training complex. The North Tower at the academy also houses the ultra-modern written press and broadcast areas.
Damien O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer of the Hero CPL said: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing the Hero CPL finals to Trinidad & Tobago. There is nowhere that can host the CPL finals quite like Trinidad & Tobago. We would like to express our thanks to the Trinidad & Tobago government, especially the Prime Minister, Keith Rowley and the Minister for Youth and Sports, Darryl Smith.
“CPL is without doubt the biggest sports event in the Caribbean and has attracted huge international attention so this is a great opportunity for Trinidad & Tobago to showcase everything that makes this country so special to hundreds of millions of viewers around the world. Sports tourism is now creating lots of much needed jobs in the region and so Trinidad and Tobago are set to really benefit from hosting these games.
“Trinidad and Tobago were fantastic hosts of the 2015 CPL finals and I am sure that the games at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy will be even better in 2017.”
Minister Smith said: “What better tribute could we ask for the Academy’s namesake and the cricket loving citizens of Trinidad & Tobago? The CPL has become a true spectacle for the game and is enjoyed by cricket lovers across the Caribbean and the world. When the CPL officials visited last month and discussions began, I was quietly confident. We will ensure that it will be one of the best finals in the tournament’s history.”
T20 World Cup
Chris Jordan believes England emerged stronger from T20 World Cup heartbreak
Carlos Brathwaite launched Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to seal a dramatic victory against the odds.
T20 World Cup
Chris Woakes won’t let Ashes be a distraction during T20 World Cup
Woakes is one of five players named in England’s squads for both competitions.
Broad v Warner and Root v Lyon – the key Ashes clashes this winter
The match-up between the rival pace attacks also promises to shape the series.
England star Ben Stokes shares positive injury update
The England all-rounder gripped a bat properly for the first time in six months.
Joe Root credited for getting England’s strongest squad together for Ashes tour
Concerns over Australia’s Covid travel restrictions and the prospect of multiple withdrawals were real enough last week.
England’s squad for Ashes tour has a familiar look about it
Fears over players opting out due to concerns over Australia’s travel restrictions have not materialised.
Business as usual for Afghanistan in T20 World Cup says ICC
Business as usual for Afghanistan’s men’s team for the Twenty20 World Cup despite the political upheaval in the nation.
The Ashes: Matthew Wade says there are ‘challenging parts’ to Covid requirements
An ECB board meeting on Friday approved the tour Down Under ‘subject to several critical conditions being met’.
On this day in 2013: Sachin Tendulkar calls time on cricket career
The India batter remains Test cricket’s highest run scorer with 15,921 runs.