Caribbean Premier League 2021: Preview
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a domestic T20 tournament held in the Caribbean Islands featuring players from across the globe. CPL 2021 will enter its ninth edition since the inception of the tournament in 2013. The nearly one-month-long tournament will begin on August 26 as Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders lock horns in the 2021 season opener.
As usual, a total of six participating teams will fight to get their hands on the silverware across 33 matches in CPL 2021. Each team will play every other team twice in the competition. Due to COVID-19 concerns, all the matches in this season will be played at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts The CPL 2021 Final will be played on September 15.
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The defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders will yet again start as favorites. Led by an experienced campaigner in Kieron Pollard, TKR will look to extend their unbeaten run from the previous season. As far as the international stars are concerned, some of the world's best T20 players will feature in CPL 2021.
Here’s a closer look at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 including live telecast and streaming Details, Full Squad List, and Schedule:
Where to watch CPL 2021 – Live Telecast & Streaming Details
The live broadcast for CPL 2021 will run at FanCode – the cricket live streaming app in India. The platform has acquired rights to broadcast the Hero CPL T20 2021 in India. There will be no official live TV telecast at any of the channels in India for CPL 2021. The viewers will have to buy a subscription package before enjoying the live streaming of matches at the digital platform. The complete information can be gathered at their official website fancode.com. Here's a look at the CPL live streaming and telecast details for cricket fans across various countries:
UK/England: Sky Sports
Australia: FOX Sports
New Zealand: Sky Sport NZ
South Africa: SuperSport
Caribbean: SportsMax TV
USA: Willow TV
When to Watch CPL 2021: Full Schedule & Match Timings
With a squeezed schedule, CPL 2021 will witness a majority of double-header matches. The opening fixture will take place on August 26 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbage Knight Riders. With 33 matches scheduled to be played inside 20 days, matches will be played on consecutive days with nearly no rest day in between. The last league game will be played on September 13.
The knockouts leg will see both the Semi-Finals being played on September 14 while the CPL 2021 Final is slated to take place on September 15. As far as the timings are concerned, matches will be played at three different timings of the day. The morning games will start at 10 AM local time while the afternoon games will begin at 2:30 local time. And all evening matches have a scheduled start time as 7 PM local time.
Caribbean Premier League 2021: Full Schedule
Caribbean Premier League 2021: Squads
Jason Holder, Glenn Phillips, Chris Morris, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Oshane Thomas, Ashley Nurse, Shai Hope, Thisara Perera, Justin Greaves, Joshua Bishop, Hayden Walsh Jr, Johnson Charles, Nyeem Young, Mohammad Amir, Azam Khan, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Smit Patel, Jake Lintott
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Odean Smith, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Anthony Bramble, Imran Tahir, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Naveen Ul Haq, Nial Smith, Gudakesh Motie, Waqar Salamkheil
Rovman Powell, Veerasammy Permaul, Carlos Brathwaite, Qais Ahmad, Chadwick Walton, Jason Mohammed, Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards, Ryan Persaud, Haider Ali, Migael Pretorius, Kenar Lewis, Abhijai Mansingh, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Chris Green, Shamarh Brooks
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Devon Thomas, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Gayle, Rayad Emrit, Joshua da Silva, Colin Archibald, Dwayne Bravo, Mikyle Louis, Paul van Neekeren, Ravi Bopara, Fawad Ahmed, Asif Ali
St Lucia Kings
Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Wahab Riaz, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keemo Paul, Javelle Glen, Mark Deyal, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Obed McCoy, Roston Chase, Faf du Plessis, Usman Qadir, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Kadeem Alleyne, Tim David
Trinbago Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Yasir Shah, Ali Khan, Tion Webster, Akeal Hoesin, Lendl Simmons, Jayden Seales, Isuru Udana, Leonardo Julien, Tim Seifert