Cricket West Indies Confirms CPL Will Get Underway On August 30; 3-Franchise Women's Tournament To Be Introduced

Published - 14 Mar 2022, 11:20 PM

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The Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced that the Caribbean Premier League’s (CPL) 10th edition will commence on August 30 and will go on till September 30. It will also feature a women’s tournament (WCPL) where three franchises will be participating.

As mentioned by the board, the three teams will be Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Trinbago Knight Riders. The tournament will take place during the men’s event and will have a much shorter schedule.

Increasing the opportunities for West Indian women and girls to get involved in cricket is one of CWI’s strategic priorities, and we are delighted that we have been able to partner with CPL to further the expansion plans that we had first unveiled in 2019 prior to the arrival of the Covid Pandemic.

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We are confident that all CPL women’s games will be highly competitive and will add quality entertainment to our fans in the region and around the world,” CWI President Ricky Skerritt stated on Monday.

“The addition of a women’s event to the CPL is something that has been an ambition for a long time” – Cricket West Indies

Hero CPL’s CEO Pete Russell also asserted that the women’s tournament was in the works for a while and the board played a huge role in finally making it happen. It will help young women rub shoulders with the veterans and also provide a platform.

The addition of a women’s event to the CPL is something that has been an ambition for a long time and we are very pleased that it has become a reality. We would like to thank CWI for working with us to make this happen. The Women’s T10 Challenge which took place during the 2019 CPL was a huge success and we are looking forward to the next step forward.”

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We are very pleased to confirm the dates for the 2022 tournament and with travel around the world and region becoming easier CPL will be able to visit more than one country this year, so fans can enjoy CPL in person once again,” Russell mentioned.

The CPL group stage will be played across three countries while a fourth country has also been chosen to host the finals. The diversity will help broaden the horizon and it may well become the norm in the future.

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