FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gros Islet, St Lucia, 17 July 2017
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is delighted to announce that tickets are now on general sale for the upcoming season’s matches in St Lucia including for the opening match of the tournament on August 4th against the Trinbago Knight Riders.
The St Lucia Stars will be playing five matches between Friday August 4th and Tuesday August 14th. Tickets are available from $10US to $50US. The tickets can be purchased online from www.cplt20.com/buy-tickets where fans can book their place at The Biggest Party in Sport.
The Stars made it to the finals week of Hero CPL for the first time in 2016 and will be hoping that they can claim a maiden title under the leadership of Daren Sammy, who will be playing in a stadium that was named after him after he led West Indies to a second World T20 title in 2016.
The Stars side will feature some of the biggest names in cricket with Lasith Malinga, Shane Watson and Johnson Charles joining Sammy as they play the opening fixture of this year’s Hero CPL.
Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “St Lucia is a stunning island and the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium is a great place to watch cricket. The St Lucian fans have been such great supporters of Hero CPL and we can’t wait to see the stadium named after the greatest St Lucian cricketer full for the matches in 2017.”
ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:
Since its inception in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Over 149 million fans watched the 2016 season, combining broadcast and digital viewership, to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. Jamaica Tallawahs are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders. The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017. For further information visit www.cplt20.com.