Jamaica Tallawahs franchise to be moved to Florida?

The Tallawahs won the CPL in 2016

Image courtesy of: CPL T20 Ltd

The owner of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs, has expressed his desire to move the team to Lauderhill, Florida.

Kris Persaud, whose company, Worldwide Sports Management Group (WSMG), purchased the Tallawahs in July, believes that the sport can grow in the United States if the team moved there and used the Central Broward Regional Park as their home ground.

On July 27, a PR firm on behalf of Persaud issued a press release that invited the media to welcome a “multi-million dollar Caribbean Premier League cricket franchise coming to Broward County”.

However, a CPL official played down the comments made in the press release, saying: “While the CPL has been open about pursuing opportunities to expand the number of franchises in the future with the possibility of a new franchise based in the USA, the CPL remains committed to keeping our original six franchises at home in the West Indies,”

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