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.
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 having entered the final before this. In fact, Guyana have 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 measely 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. The CPL schedule for this season which will go all the way through 39 days to the final that will be played in September. The exact schedule will be out soon.
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.
Tickets for this season of the Caribbean Premier League will be available on the official website, www.CPLT20.com and the competition can be watched live on TV and online in different parts of the world. Here’s a list of all the TV channels that will broadcast the CPL Live on TV and online streaming options.