The CPL will replace the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have announced that the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is scheduled to be held from between July 29 and August 26 this year.
These dates were confirmed due to the fact that the West Indies do no have any international commitments, which allows all regional players to participate in the tournament.
The CPL is expected to comprise of six privately owned franchises and will replace the Caribbean Twenty20 competition.
“After a successful run of the Caribbean Twenty20, we hand the baton over to Verus International as they take charge and establish the CPL,” WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said. “The WICB is excited about the prospects that the CPL will bring for the players, the fans, sponsors and the economies of the Caribbean. We look forward to an explosion of cricket and all the attendant benefits for all stakeholders.”