No action against Pollard for no-ball

Following an investigation and discussion with Kieron Pollard, the Caribbean Premier League authorities have decided to not take any action with regards to the no-ball bowled by Kieron Pollard against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on September 3, 2017. “The Hero CPL remains firmly committed to ensuring that the tournament is played within the laws and spirit…

Shamsi fined 50 percent match fee for ‘serious dissent’

South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for what match officials described as ‘serious dissent’ during the final of the Caribbean Premier League 2017 on Saturday (September 9). An official release from the CPL said that the bowler admitted to a Level 2 breach of the code of conduct of…

Yasir replaces Shadab in TKR line-up

The Trinbago Knight Riders have selected Yasir Shah for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League season. He will replace Shadab Khan who is returning to Pakistan for the T20 matches against the World XI that are taking place between September 12-15. Speaking about Yasir’s arrival Simon Katich, the coach of the Knight…

CPL CEO deplores low playoff turnout

THERE WERE a lot of empty seats at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on Tuesday night as home team Trinbago Knight Riders went under to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 38 runs in the first Hero Caribbean Premier League playoff. The official estimate of attendance on Tuesday was 5,700 which is well…

Destructive Ronchi books Qualifier 2 berth for Warriors

Leg-stump, leg-stump and off-stump – that was what Rashid Khan knocked over with a barrage of googlies as he picked up the first hat-trick in the history of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Eliminator at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad, Kumar Sangakkara’s gallant unbeaten half-century was trumped by a brilliant one from Luke…

CPL 2017: Gayle, Cottrell lead Patriots to CPL 2017 final

It was a contest between the two skippers, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, as to who would give their respective sides bragging rights at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. As it turned out, it was a close call as both played their parts to perfection in the first Qualifier of the Caribbean Premier League 2017; Dwayne with a four-wicket haul…

McCullum ruled out of CPL with broken arm

Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, has been ruled out of the rest of the Caribbean Premier League after he sustained a blow on his arm while playing for Trinbago Knight Riders against Barbados Tridents, on Sunday (September 3). After composing a fine hand of 26, McCullum was hit on his left arm by…

All-round Parnell stuns Knight Riders

Wayne Parnell’s all-round display helped Barbados Tridents keep their virtual playoffs’ hopes alive with a 16-run win that stunned table-toppers Trinbago Knight Riders, at home on Saturday (September 2). Following a top-order capitulation, the South African all-rounder hit a crucial 44 with the bat to guide the hosts to a respectable total of 136, and then picked up three…

Walton, Ronchi ensure Amazon Warriors all but qualify

Guyana Amazon Warriors’ surge toward the final CPL playoff berth continued on Friday night at Sabina Park as they walloped the Jamaica Tallawahs by nine wickets. Chadwick Walton rocked to the top of the CPL scoring charts after his unbeaten 84 off 40 balls helped clinch victory with 57 balls to spare. Warriors started the week with…

Sangakkara, Thomas take Tallawahs through to playoffs

Defending Champions Jamaica Tallawahs sealed their spot in the playoffs with a comprehensive 41-run victory against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Wednesday (August 30). Skipper Kumar Sangakkara laid the platform for their winning total of 157 with his third successive half-century of the season before Krishmar Santokie and Oshane Thomas registered three-fers to choke the Patriots…