FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gros Islet, St Lucia. 4 August 2017
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) gets underway in St Lucia on Friday 4 August when the St Lucia Stars take on Trinbago Knight Riders at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. This is the first of 34 action packed matches that will take place over the next six weeks before the final is played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad on 9 September.
The Hero CPL will have more coverage than ever before, as in addition to the TV coverage the tournament will be broadcast live over Facebook to 64 countries for free.
In addition to the live broadcast there will an hour-long highlight show from each match and every Friday night there will be a weekly magazine show called “The Biggest Party in Sport.”
There are also plenty of other ways for fans to enjoy the Hero CPL with highlights packages being provided through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well was ground-breaking unique content from players and coaches. This is the Hero CPL’s fifth year and it is going to be the most innovative yet.
The following is a list of broadcasters for the tournament, both on television, online and through Facebook –
|Africa – Sub Sahara||Econet|
|Barbados||PLAY GO OTT (app)|
|Bet to win (streaming)||Perform|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina|
|India||Facebook (first 3 overs each innings)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|Sri Lanka||Sony 6|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||Digicel Play|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|United States of America||Willow|
ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE: Created 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. Combining broadcast and digital viewership, over 149 million fans watched the 2016 season 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.
For further information please contact:
Caribbean Mobile: + 1 (758) 729 2012
Head of PR and Communications
Hero Caribbean Premier League