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CPL: Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League Tournament Preview

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Photo Credit: Caribbean Premier League

The Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League is set to get underway on 16 August in Saint Lucia. The tournament will then visit St Kitts & Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. The final will take place on 24 September at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. 

Broadcast details, quotes from the teams, media asset links, full squad details and fixtures can be found below: 

2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League Broadcasters

India: Star Sports/Fancode
United Kingdom: TNT Sports

USA/Canada: Willow 

Australia:  Fox Sports
New Zealand: Sky Sport
Bangladesh: T Sports

Pan Caribbean: SportsMax
Trinidad & Tobago: TV6

Guyana: GTV

Saint Lucia: Helen TV 

Grenada: GBN 

Antigua & Barbuda: CNS 

Barbados: CBC

Video assets will for the 2023 tournament will be available to download here. These will include post-match interviews from TV broadcast and press conferences.

Stats preview packs for the tournament and for each match will be available here and can be used for your reporting.

Quotes from teams

Trevor Penney, Barbados Royals Head Coach: “Having had a great season last year, where we topped the league stage and played some extraordinary cricket, it was disappointing to not win the CPL trophy. We went back to the drawing board and made some changes to the team, and we feel we are a strong unit again which can challenge for the title. We have Rovman as a new leader, who in himself, is a great character and provides a real x-factor to the team which we have seen in the T20I series against India as well. We are also pleased to have retained our core group of West Indian players who are so integral to this team and bring immense quality and entertainment to the table.

“The most exciting aspect for us is also going back to Barbados after 3 seasons, to play in front of our fans, seeing them in person and feeling the energy they provide to the players. I think the Kensington Oval is going to love seeing this team in action and we are going to love playing there.”

Lance Klusener, Guyana Amazon Warriors Head Coach: “The Guyana Amazon Warriors squad are very much looking forward to getting underway for the 2023 season. We have retained the core of the side that took us to the playoffs last season and have brought in overseas players that are exciting, talented and experienced. With the finals set to take place in Guyana once again we are working on being in contention to claim our first CPL title and we are looking forward to the amazing crowd in Providence being 100% behind us.”

Brandon King, Jamaica Tallawahs Captain: “The Jamaica Tallawahs are excited for the 2023 season to begin, I firmly believe that our success in the upcoming tournament lies not just in our individual skills, but in our ability to unite as a team, play with passion, and embrace every challenge that comes our way.  I’m excited for the new season and can’t wait to get on the field to defend our title.”

Malolan Rangarajan, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Head Coach: “The squad has a great mix of experienced and exceptionally talented players. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to put the pieces together and I’m thankful to all involved. As a coaching group we will provide the team with a stable & high performance environment. Our aim is simple but powerful: to play with passion, showcase our skills, and make our fans proud. The energy of St. Kitts and Nevis will be our driving force. The Caribbean Premier League is a stage where dreams take flight & I look forward to the season with great enthusiasm.”

Daren Sammy, Saint Lucia Kings Head Coach: “The Saint Lucia Kings are delighted to be getting their 2023 campaign under way at our home ground. We are sure that the Lucian public will come out in big numbers to support us as we push to make the play offs and then go on and claim our first CPL title. We have a very strong team full of exciting young talent and experienced local and overseas players and we are well placed heading in to the tournament.”

Phil Simmons, Trinbago Knight Riders Head Coach: “I’m excited for the CPL. We had a challenging season last year, and us Trinbagonians – we like to win, always. I feel we have put together a very balanced squad with the right mix of experience and youth for this year. Personally, it’s been a long time (since I last visited Trinidad), so very excited and It’s time to get TKR back to the top. It’s something that we all want, it’s something that we are all looking forward to as a group.”

The squads for the 2023 tournament are below: 

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTSTRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS
IMAD WASIM EVIN LEWIS KIERON POLLARD 
BRANDON KING AMBATI RAYUDU ANDRE RUSSELL
FABIAN ALLEN ANDRE FLETCHER SUNIL NARINE
MOHAMMAD AMIR SHERFANE RUTHERFORD NICHOLAS POORAN 
ALEX HALES DOMINIC DRAKES RILEE ROSSOUW
CHRIS GREENSHELDON COTTRELL AKEAL HOSEIN
SALMAN IRSHADGEORGE LINDEDWAYNE BRAVO
JERMAINE BLACKWOOD YANNICK CARIAHMARTIN GUPTILL 
SHARMARH BROOKS OSHANE THOMAS NOOR AHMAD 
HAYDEN WALSH JNR CORBIN BOSCHMATHEESHA PATHIRANA 
RAYMON REIFER DEWALD BREVIS / BLESSING MUZARABANIJAYDEN SEALES 
AMIR JANGOO JYD GOOLIEWAQAR SALEMKHIEL
STEVEN TAYLOR IZHARULHAQ NAVEED MARK DEYAL 
SHAMAR SPRINGERKOFI JAMES CHADWICK WALTON 
NICHOLSON GORDON JOSHUA DA SILVA TERRENCE HINDS
KIRK MCKENZIE ASHMEAD NEDDKADEEM ALLEYNE 
JOSHUA JAMES JOHANN LAYNEJADEN CARMICHAEL 
SAINT LUCIA KINGSBARBADOS ROYALSGUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS 
FAF DU PLESSIS ROVMAN POWELL IMRAN TAHIR 
JOHNSON CHARLES JASON HOLDER SHIMRON HETMYER 
SEAN WILLIAMS KYLE MAYERSRAHMANULLAH GURBAZ 
ALZARRI JOSEPH MAHEESH THEEKSHANA ODEAN SMITH 
ROSTON CHASELAURIE EVANS ROMARIO SHEPHERD 
JAIR McALLISTERALICK ATHANAZEAZAM KHAN
SIKANDAR RAZAOBED MCCOYSHAI HOPE
PETER HATZOGLOUKEVIN WICKHAMSAIM AYUB
CHRIS SOLEROELOF VAN DER MERWE GUDAKESH MOTIE
BHANUKA RAJAPAKSAAKEEM JORDANDWAINE PRETORIUS
ROSHON PRIMUS RAHKEEM CORNWALL KEVIN SINCLAIR
JEAVOR ROYALDONOVAN FERREIRAKEEMO PAUL
SHADRACK DESCARTE JUSTIN GREAVES CHANDRAPAUL HEMRAJ 
KHARY PIERRE JOSHUA BISHOP RONSFORD BEATON 
LEONARDO JULIENNYEEM YOUNG KEVLON ANDERSON 
MATTHEW FORDERIVALDO CLARKEMATTHEW NANDU
KIMANI MELIUS RAMON SIMMONDS JUNIOR SINCLAIR 
McKENNY CLARKE QAIS AHMAD HAZRATULLAH ZAZAI

Men’s Caribbean Premier League 2023 Fixtures

Date and timeTeams Venue
Weds 16 August, 7pm Saint Lucia Kings vs Jamaica TallawahsDaren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia 
Thurs 17 August, 7pmSaint Lucia Kings vs Barbados RoyalsDaren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
Sat 19 August, 10amTrinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDaren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
Sat 19 August, 7pmSaint Lucia Kings vs Guyana Amazon WarriorsDaren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
Sun 20 August, 10amJamaica Tallawahs vsBarbados RoyalsDaren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
Sun 20 August, 7pmSaint Lucia Kings vsSt Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDaren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
Wed 23 August, 7pmSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsJamaica TallawahsWarner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts 
Thurs 24 August, 7pmSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsGuyana Amazon WarriorsWarner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts
Sat 26 August, 10amSaint Lucia Kings vsTrinbago Knight RidersWarner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts
Sat 26 August, 7pmSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsBarbados RoyalsWarner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts
Sun 27 August, 10amJamaica Tallawahs vsGuyana Amazon WarriorsWarner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts
Sun 27 August, 7pmSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots vsTrinbago Knight RidersWarner Park Sporting Complex, St Kitts
Wed 30 August, 7pmBarbados Royals vsTrinbago Knight RidersKensington Oval, Barbados
Thurs 31 August, 7pmBarbados Royals vsJamaica TallawahsKensington Oval, Barbados
Sat 2 September, 10amGuyana Amazon Warriors vsSt Kitts & Nevis PatriotsKensington Oval, Barbados
Sat 2 September, 8pmBarbados Royals vsSaint Lucia KingsKensington Oval, Barbados
Sun 3 September, 10amJamaica Tallawahs vsTrinbago K

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