CWI confirms designated window for 2020 edition
Cricket West Indies (CWI) have announced that a dedicated window for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – for the 2020 season so as to ensure that all West Indies contracted players are available throughout the course of the tournament.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed that the 2020 edition of the CPL will be played between August 19 and September 26. The chosen dates ensure that the season does not clash with England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) new tournament, The Hundred, meaning the CPL will also not have to worry about the participation of the overseas players.
Pete Russell, COO of CPL said:
“We are very pleased to be playing our tournament in August and September, a time or year that is perfect for us and our fans. Having the best Caribbean cricketers and the world’s best overseas players is the foundation of our tournament and this period gives us that. We may be just days away from the 2019 tournament, but we are already making plans for next year to ensure that we continue to see the phenomenal growth and economic impact that CPL has seen over the years.”
“The CPL has developed into one of the best and most exciting T20 competitions in the world and we look forward to hosting another successful tournament next month,” Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI, noted. “We are pleased that we have once again found a window in our international calendar for the 2020 season to ensure that all the best West Indian cricketers can take part, as the tournament plays a crucial role in our preparations and planning for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2020.”
Meanwhile, only couple of days remaining for the CPL 2019 to kick-off in West Indies.