CPL 2021 Starts in August and the Ends in September
The Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket West Indies have reached a successful agreement, resulting in the revised CPL 2021 being released. This Caribbean Premier League 2021 will be the ninth edition and is set to start on August 26. It will then run till September 15, as was confirmed by the organizers. The matches were supposed to begin on August 28 and end on September 19. But the BCCI requested the CWI to change the dates to accommodate a chance to complete the currently suspended 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
The CWI had then postponed the beginning of the tournament by three days to give the Indian league enough time for their matches. This way, they will be reducing any cases of clashes and issues around the availability of the players. The West Indies are supposed to play Pakistan in a two-Test series, which will be over two days before the set date of the CPL. Although after the completion of the CPL, the IPL will resume three or four days after. The suspension of the IPL was due to the COVID 19 pandemic emergence in different bio-bubbles.
This year’s CPL tournament will be held at St Kitts and Nevis, with all the matches being played at Warner Park. This follows after the successful staging of the CPL in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020. In 2020 the tournament had a total of 523 million spectators. This was an increase of 67 per cent from 2019.
Pete Russell, the CPL’S COO, said that it would be exciting to have the tournament window for 2021 and thanked the St Kitts and Nevis government for agreeing to host the event. He also showed gratitude to the Cricket West Indies for aiding the CPL to create the chance for the tournament even after the summer being so busy.
Because of the unusual circumstances and the tight schedule, all CPL 2021 will be a double-header day barring a triple-header day on September 12 and the final match on the 15th of the same month, check out the full caribbean premier league schedule. However, with both of the semi-finals being played on September 14, the finalists won’t get a whole day to rest for the final match.
Trinbago Knight Riders are the current CPL champions, and the other competing groups are Barbados Tridents, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and St. Lucia Zouks.
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