The 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will be its sixth season as six of the best teams in the region go head to head in the Caribbean T20 competition. It was first started in 2013 and has seen a steady increase in its following throughout the time it’s been there. Buy CPL tickets 2018 on BookMyShow.
CPL Teams 2018
This season will see six teams participate in the tournament with the Trinbago Knight Riders starting off as the defending champions after they defeated St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the final of the previous season of the Caribbean Premier League. That was the second title for the Trinbago side – earlier called the Trinidad & Tobago Knight Riders – while Jamaica Tallawahs are the other side that’s won the tournament twice.
Barbados Tridents are the only other team to win the CPL once before this with both St Kitts & Nevis and Guyana Amazon Warriors having entered the final before this. In fact, Guyana has been the unluckiest side in that they have made the final thrice and never won the title. On the other hand, a team like St Lucia Zouks have had their struggles and they best standing in the competition has been a measly fourth, having also finished at the bottom on two occasions.
This season’s Caribbean Premier League will see the six teams take on each other in a two-leg round-robin league that will be played from August 8. CPL 2018 squads players list is placed below.
CPL 2018 Team Squads Players List
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Chris Green (replaced Shoaib Malik who returns for Asia Cup training), Devendra Bishoo, Imran Tahir, Chadwick Walton,Sohail Tanvir, Gajanand Singh, Cameron Delport, Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Ronchi, Roshon Primus, Jason Mohammed, Saurabh Netravalkar, Rayad Emrit, Akshaya Persaud, Veerasammy Permaul, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd
Barbados Tridents Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Steven Smith, Ashley Nurse, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Smith, Hashim Amla, Imran Khan, Mohammad Irfan (replaced Junaid Khan), Mark Deyal, Martin Guptill, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamar Springer, Sunny Sohal, Tion Webster, Wahab Riaz
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad: Andre Russell (captain), Steven Taylor, Shahid Afridi (pulls out due to knee injury), Ross Taylor, Steven Jacobs, Kennar Lewis, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, Rovman Powell, Elmore Hutchinson, David Miller, Krishmar Santokie,Andre McCarthy, Colin de Grandhomme (replaced Imad Wasim who returns for Asia Cup training), Kemar Roach, Kristian Kallicharran, Johnson Charles, Samuel Badree
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Squad: Chris Gayle (captain), Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Graeme Cremer, Fabian Allen, Javil Glenn, Ibrahim Khalil, Mahmadullah Reyad, Jeremiah Louis, Shamarh Brooks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sheldon Cottrell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Cooper
St Lucia Stars Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Lendl Simmons, Kesrick Williams, Qias Ahmad, Rakheem Cornwall, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Christopher Lamont, Jaskaran Malholtra, David Warner (replaced D’Arcy Short), Andre Fletcher, Mitch McCleneghan, Rumman Raees, Dasun Shanaka, Kaveem Hodge, Darren Sammy, Niroshan Dickwella, Odean Smith, Obed McCoy, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Sami, Mark Chapman
Trinbago Knight Riders Squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Hamza Tariq, Terrence Hinds, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Ronsford Beaton, Darren Bravo, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, Denesh Ramdin, Kevon Cooper, Nikita Miller, Shannon Gabriel (replaced Junior Dala), Amir Jangoo, Anderson Phillips, Fawad Ahmed (replaced Shadab Khan)
CPL Schedule 2018
The CPL 2018 Fixtures which will go all the way through 39 days to the final that will be played in September. The exact CPL 2018 schedule and time for all matches is placed below.
|Date||Caribbean Premier League 2018 Fixtures||Time (Local)||Date & Time (PKT)||Venue|
|08-Aug||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Stars||8:00 PM||09 August, 5:00 AM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|09-Aug||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||6:00 PM||10 August, 3:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|10-Aug||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs||8:00 PM||11 August, 5:00 AM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|11-Aug||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Stars||4:00 PM||12 August, 1:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|11-Aug||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||8:00 PM||12 August, 5:00 AM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|12-Aug||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents||6:00 PM||13 August, 3:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|14-Aug||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Stars||7:00 PM (6 PM Local time)||15 August, 4:00 AM||Sabina Park, Jamaica|
|15-Aug||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||7:00 PM (6 PM Local time)||16 August, 4:00 AM||Sabina Park, Jamaica|
|16-Aug||St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders||8:00 PM||17 August, 5:00 AM||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|17-Aug||St Lucia Stars vs Barbados Tridents||9:00 PM||18 August, 6:00 AM||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|18-Aug||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||8:00 PM||19 August, 5:00 AM||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|19-Aug||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders||6:00 PM||20 August, 3:00 AM||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|21-Aug||St Lucia Stars vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||6:00 PM||22 August, 3:00 AM||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|22-Aug||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents||6:00 PM||23 August, 3:00 AM||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|24-Aug||St Lucia Stars vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||9:00 PM||25 August, 6:00 AM||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|25-Aug||Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||4:00 PM||26 August, 5:00 AM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|25-Aug||St Lucia Stars vs Jamaica Tallawahs||8:00 PM||26 August, 3:00 AM||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|26-Aug||Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders||6:00 PM||27 August, 3:00 AM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|28-Aug||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||6:00 PM||29 August, 3:00 AM||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|29-Aug||Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs||8:00 PM||30 August, 5:00 AM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|30-Aug||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Stars||6:00 PM||31 August, 3:00 AM||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|31-Aug||Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||8:00 PM||01 September, 5:00 AM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|01-Sep||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders||6:00 PM||02 September, 3:00 AM||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|02-Sep||Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Stars||2:00 PM||02 September, 11:00 PM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|02-Sep||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs||6:00 PM||03 September, 3:00 AM||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|04-Sep||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents||6:00 PM||05 September, 3:00 AM||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|05-Sep||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||8:00 PM||06 September, 5:00 AM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|07-Sep||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents||8:00 PM||08 September, 5:00 AM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|08-Sep||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs||8:00 PM||09 September, 5:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|09-Sep||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders||6:00 PM||10 September, 3:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|11-Sep||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Qualifier 1||6:00 PM||12 September, 3:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|12-Sep||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Eliminator||6:00 PM||13 September, 3:00 AM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|14-Sep||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Qualifier 2||8:00 PM||15 September, 5:00 AM||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
|16-Sep||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL Final||5:00 PM||17 September, 2:00 AM||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
The format for this edition of the competition, as has been the case for the previous seasons, with each team facing off the others on two occasions in what could be a home leg and away leg. However, there will be a few matches that could be played in the USA as well, as has been the case on previous occasions.
CPL Broadcast Rights 2018, Live Streaming Online
CPL 2018 Broadcast TV channels details are placed here. The competition can be watched live on TV and online in different parts of the world. Here’s a list of live stream (Twitter to live stream CPL this year) and TV channels that will broadcast the CPL Live on TV and online streaming options.
|Country||CPL 2018 Broadcasting Channels List|
|UK and Ireland||Sky Sports|
|India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka||Star Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|United States||Fox Sports|
|MENA||Orbit Showtime Network|
|Trinidad and Tobago||CNC3|
|Antigua and Barbuda||ABS TV|
|Cayman Islands||Cayman 27|
|St. Kitts and Nevis||ZIZ|
|St. Lucia||Helen Television System|
|Canada||DAZN (Live and On Demand)|
Starting with the Caribbean region itself, in Barbados, Digicel will telecast the CPL live, while TV Guyana will be the host broadcaster in Guyana. Jamaican fans can watch the CPL live on TVJ, whereas ZIZ will show it live for St Kitts and Nevis and CNC3 for Trinidad & Tobago.
UK and Ireland fans can watch the tournament on Sky Sports & on Dave while in the US, the place to watch is Fox Sports.
Star Sports are the official broadcasters of the Caribbean Premier League in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, while Ten Sports will telecast it live in Pakistan. If you are in the MENA region (UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen), then you are looking at Orbit Showtime Network (OSN Sports), while Australia and New Zealand fans can watch the CPL live on Fox Sports and Sky Sport respectively.
How to Watch CPL Live Streaming 2018 Online?
The 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will also be live streamed like it was last season. CPL has become the first ever cricket tournament to be streamed live on Twitter. All the matches in the CPL this season will be telecast and live-streamed in 54 countries on Twitter. Along with this, Indian fans will have the added attraction of being able to watch CPL Highlights on the same social channel.
You can watch the CPL live stream online In the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, PNG (Papua New Guinea), Romania, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
In the USA, the CPL will be available online through the Willow TV. You can watch it live online on your laptop or connect it to your television and watch the CPL live streaming there through a Willow TV package for the competition.