The 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League will take place on August 18 in a match between Trinbago and Guyana.
Cricket West Indies has formally announced the commencement of the 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League which take place from August 18 to September 10. Like any other games which had been affected by the pandemic, the CPL will also be held in bio-secure environments in Trinidad and Tobago.
So far, the CPL is the first league to go underway since the pandemic occurred. Aside from the CPL, a possible resumption will also be seen for the inaugural season of the Lanka Premier League on August 28 and the Indian Premier League on September 19.
The first match of the CPL will take place between three-time world champions Trinbago Knight Riders and the Guyana Amazon Warriors. With that, the entire tournament will comprise of 33 matches which will be held in two different stadiums in Trinidad and Tobago.
As per the CPL’s release, ‘The 33-match season will be played in Trinidad & Tobago, with all matches taking place across two stadiums in that country. The Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba will host 23 games, including the semi-finals and final, and the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain will have 10 matches’.
Aside from the CPL’s official release, their CEO Damien O’Donohoe also says, ‘This year will be a different CPL, but the standard will be higher than ever. We have seen the appetite for live sport since it has returned after a prolonged absence, and the interest in CPL will be higher than ever with it being the first franchise T20 tournament to return’.
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