The big cricket tournament Caribbean Premier League T20 is all ready to entertain the world. The CPL 2016 schedule is announced by the West Indies Cricket Board and it will start with the first match on 29th June 2016. Just like Indian Premier League, this tournament is held every year in the Caribbean. This will be the 4th season of the league. The inaugural season was held in 2013 where the Jamaica Tallawahs defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors and won the inaugural trophy.
This year in CPL T20 2016 total 6 teams will participates and they are St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Barbodas Tridents, St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs. Each team will play 10 matches in the league stage twice with other 5 teams. After the league stage the Play-off round will be played. In this round 4 teams will be selected with the help of points table. The teams which will get in top 4 on the points table at the end of the league stage will play the Play-offs.
In this round 3 matches will be played, In the first match top 2 teams will battle where the winner will directly get the ticket to the finale. The losing team will get another chance in the Match no. 3. In Match 2 the team ranking on 3rd and 4th position will face each other and the winner will face the losing team of Match 1 in the Match 3. On 7 August 2016 the grand finale of the Caribbean Premier League is Scheduled.
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Total 34 matches to be played at different venues in Caribbean but this year 6 matches will be played in Florida, USA. This step is taken just to promote cricket in Florida. The fixtures already out of the upcoming event with the dates and timings of the match. All the 6 teams are gearing up for the matches, preparing themselves. Players from all around the world will come to participate from different franchises.
CPL 2016 Schedule & Fixtures :-
Here is the complete schedule of the tournament with all the matches dates and venues (PDF File can be downloaded from here)
|29 June 2016||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St. Lucia Zouks||Port of Spain||21:00|
|30 June 2016||St. Kitts Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Basseterre, St Kitts||20:00|
|1 July 2016||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents||Port of Spain||21:00|
|2 July 2016||St. Kitts Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Basseterre, St Kitts||12:00|
|2 July 2016||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Port of Spain||21:00|
|3 July 2016||St. Kitts Nevis Patriots vs St. Lucia Zouks||Basseterre, St Kitts||16:00|
|4 July 2016||Trinbago Knight Riders vs JamaicaTallawahs||Port of Spain||19:00|
|5 July 2016||St. Kitts Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents||Basseterre, St Kitts||19:00|
|7 July 2016||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs JamaicaTallawahs||Providence, Guyana||19:00|
|9 July 2016||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St. Kitts Nevis Patriots||Providence, Guyana||12:00|
|10 July 2016||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Providence, Guyana||19:00|
|11 July 2016||Barbados Tridents vs JamaicaTallawahs||Barbados||20:00|
|12 July 2016||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St. Lucia Zouks||Providence, Guyana||19:00|
|13 July 2016||Barbados Tridents vs St. Kitts Nevis Patriots||Barbados||20:00|
|15 July 2016||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Jamaica||19:00|
|16 July 2016||Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Barbados||12:00|
|16 July 2016||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St. Kitts Nevis Patriots||Jamaica||18:00|
|17 July 2016||Barbados Tridents vs St. Lucia Zouks||Barbados||19:00|
|18 July 2016||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Jamaica||20:00|
|20 July 2016||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents||Jamaica||20:00|
|21 July 2016||St. Lucia Zouks vs St. Kitts Nevis Patriots||St Lucia||18:00|
|23 July 2016||St. Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents||St Lucia||12:00|
|24 July 2016||St. Lucia Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||St Lucia||17:00|
|26 July 2016||St. Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders||St Lucia||18:00|
|28 July 2016||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents||Florida||19:00|
|29 July 2016||St. Kitts Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Florida||19:00|
|30 July 2016||St. Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Florida||12:00|
|30 July 2016||Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Florida||16:00|
|31 July 2016||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St. Kitts Nevis Patriots||Florida||12:00|
|31 July 2016||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St. Lucia Zouks||Florida||16:00|
|03 August 2016||First Playoff||Basseterre, St Kitts||19:00|
|04 August 2016||Second Playoff||Basseterre, St Kitts||19:00|
|05 August 2016||Third Playoff||Basseterre, St Kitts||20:00|
|07 August 2016||CPL 2016 Final||Basseterre, St Kitts||19:00|
Update: The venue for the play-offs and final match has been confirmed. Warner Park located in Basseterre, St Kitts will be the venue for the finals.
So are you excited for the Caribbean Premier League 2016 ??