Holder And Russell Set For Hero CPL Return As Fixtures Announced

Author  Peter Miller

The Hero Caribbean Premier League fixtures for the 2018 season have been announced as the best cricketing talent from across the Caribbean and from around the world are set to take part in the Biggest Party in Sport. 

The 34-match season will begin on 8 August with the final on 16 September 2018. For the third successive year the tournament will return to the USA, with three matches taking place at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill Florida.  

The first match will see last year’s winners, Trinbago Knight Riders, take on St Lucia Stars while the Guyana Amazon Warriors will get underway against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Game five will see a repeat of last year’s final with the Knight Riders taking on the Patriots. 

This year the semi-final and final will be in Trinidad with the venue for the first two knockout matches yet to be confirmed.

Jason Holder, the Windies Test and ODI captain, is looking forward to returning to the Hero CPL and getting stuck into the tournament. 

“It feels great! To come back home to play for the Barbados Tridents, it's a pleasing feeling for me. And it’ll be my first time leading in T20 cricket and I’m really looking forward to it, I think it’s something that will help improve my captaincy on a whole. 

“So, it will be good to mingle with guys like Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill. We’ve got overseas stars that will lend their experience and help me along the way as well so I’m really looking forward to that and hopefully Barbados Tridents could again be very, very successful in the CPL.”

This year will also see the return of Andre Russell to the Jamaica Tallawahs, and the most explosive T20 cricketer in the world is excited about being back at this innovative T20 tournament. 

"I cannot wait to be back playing for Jamaica Tallawahs at the Hero CPL. It will be great to link up with all the players at the Tallawahs and hopefully we can play some exciting cricket again this year and bring the CPL trophy back to Jamaica in 2018.”

Damien O’Donohoe, the Hero CPL’s CEO, is excited about the upcoming season. “We are delighted with how Hero CPL continues to grow. Last season we saw almost 200 million viewers watch the tournament and Hero CPL also made a huge impact on the economies of the countries we visited. We are certain that this year we will see those numbers grow once again.” 

Speaking about the announcement of the tournament fixtures Hero CPL’s COO, Pete Russell said: “It is very pleasing to get the fixture list agreed for this year. Moving the tournament between seven nation states always represents a huge logistical challenge and I would like to thank our operations team for pulling it all together for another year.” 

Hero CPL 2018 Fixtures

Wednesday 8 Aug

Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Stars, Trinidad

Thursday 9 Aug

Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Venue TBC

Friday 10 Aug

Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinidad

Saturday 11 Aug

Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars, Venue TBC

Saturday 11 Aug

Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Trinidad

Sunday12 Aug

Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents, Venue TBC 

Tuesday 14 Aug

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars, Jamaica

Wednesday 15 Aug

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica

Thursday 16 Aug

St Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia

Friday 17 Aug

St Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents, St Lucia

Saturday 18 Aug

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors, USA

Sunday19 Aug

Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders, USA

Tuesday 21 Aug

St Lucia Stars v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St Lucia

Wednesday 22 Aug

Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents, USA

Friday 24 Aug

St Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Lucia

Saturday 25 Aug

Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Barbados

Saturday 25 Aug

St Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia

Sunday26 Aug

Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados

Tuesday 28 Aug

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts

Wednesday 29 Aug

Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados 

Thursday 30  Aug

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Stars, St Kitts 

Friday 31 Aug

Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados 

Saturday 1 Sept

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders, St Kitts 

Sunday2 Sept

Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Stars, Barbados

Sunday2 Sept

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts 

Tuesday 4 Sept

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents, St Kitts 

Wednesday 5 Sept

Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad 

Thursday 6 Sept

Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents, Trinidad

Saturday 8 Sept

Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs, Venue TBC

Sunday9 Sept

Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders, Venue TBC

 

PLAYOFFS 

Tuesday 11 Sept

Playoff 1 – 1st v 2nd, Venue TBC

Wednesday 12 Sept

Playoff 2 – 3rd v 4th, Venue TBC

 

FINALS 

Friday 14 Sept

Semi-final -Winner Playoff 2 v Loser Playoff 1, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

Sunday16 Sept

Final – Winner Playoff 1 v Winner Semi-final, Brian Lara Cricket Academy Trinidad

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