Guptill, Simmons fetch biggest bids at CPL draft

Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill fetched the biggest bids while Kieron Pollard was the biggest transfer in the CPL draft on Thursday in London. Simmons and Guptill, along with the quartet of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Sohail Tanvir, were paid the maximum price of USD 160,000 by their franchises. Having been released by the Jamaica Tallawahs, Simmons put himself up for a…

CPL Player Draft is March 1

– London to host Hero Caribbean Premier League has confirmed that the highly anticipated Player Draft will take place on Thursday March 1. This will be when the six franchises will select their lineups for the sixth edition of the tournament which will take place between August 8 and September 16 this year. As ever,…

CPL window set between August 8 and September 16

A window for the sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League has been finalised, with the tournament to take place between August 8 and September 16. The schedule for the CPL has been set to avoid matches coinciding with West Indies’ international games, allowing marquee players to submit their names for this year’s draft. Speaking…

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…