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Caribbean premier league 2020 schedule
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In some heartwarming news that should bring respite to cricket fans all across the globe, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) yesterday released the itinerary for the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The extravagant T20-fiesta is set to commence from August 18 and will feature 33-matches played across two closed-door stadiums in Trinidad and Tobago. 

CPL 2020 will be played exclusively in Trinidad and Tobago

The decision to select an isolated venue comes in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CPL 2020 will progress in three phases, each taking place in a separate, bio-secured stadium. Tarouba’s Brian Lara Cricket Academy will host the first and third phases, totaling to 23-matches, including the play-offs; while the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain will host 10 matches in the second phase. Guyana Amazon Warriors, the runners-up from last season, will take on the Trinibago Knight Riders in the season opener. 

CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe elucidated in his address that the CWI prioritizes its players’ safety above all. However, despite a ‘different’ CPL, the tournament’s cricket quality will be higher than ever. “This year will be a different CPL, but the standard will be higher than ever. We have how passionately fans are waiting for the live sport since to return. It’s an honor for us to be the first T20 league amidst all the social distancing, and we hope to deliver to our fans.”

Here’s the timetable for the 2020 CPL

Brian Lara Cricket Academy (First Phase)

18 August, 10 am – Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors
18 August, 5:30 pm – Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
19 August, 10 am – Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks
19 August, 5:30 pm – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
20 August, 10 am – St Lucia Zouks v Barbados Tridents
20 August, 5:30 pm- Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs
22 August, 10 am – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Zouks
22 August 5.30 pm – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs
23 August 10 am – Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents
23 August 5.30 pm – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Zouks

Queen’s Park Oval (Second Phase)

25 August, 10 am – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Barbados Tridents
25 August, 5:30 pm – Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors
26 August 10 am – St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders
26 August, 5:30 pm – Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs
27 August, 10 am – St Lucia Zouks v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
27 August, 5:30 pm – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders
29 August, 10 am – Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders
29 August, 5:30 pm – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs
30 August, 10 am – Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks
30 August, 5:30 pm – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Third Phase)

1 September, 10 am – Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders
1 September, 5:30 pm – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents
2 September, 10 am – Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
2 September, 5:30 pm – St Lucia Zouks v Guyana Amazon Warriors
3 September, 10 am – Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
3 September, 5:30 pm – Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors
5 September, 10 am – Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Zouks
5 September, 5:30 pm – Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents
6 September, 10 am – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders
6 September, 5:30 pm – St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs
8 September, TBC – Semi-final 1 (1st v 4th)
8 September, TBC – Semi-final 2 (2nd vs 3rd)
10 September, TBC – Final

Note: 10 am and 5: 30 pm matches start here in India at 7:30 pm and 3: 00 am IST respectively. 

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