CPL first match bowls off in Trinidad

Dwayne Bravo will lead the Barbados Tridents.
Associated Press / Andres Leighton

The Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament will bowl off in Trinidad when the defending champion team, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) comes up against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots at 6 pm on Sept. 4, 2019.

The venue for the match is still to be decided as General Secretary of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC), Colin Murray said that negotiations are still underway as far as hosting the matches at the Mecca of local cricket.

Last year, all five preliminary round matches involving the TKR were played at the Queen’s Park Oval, while the knockout matches and final took place at the Brian Lara Academy in Tarouba, San Fernando.

It will be the third successive time that the final will be played at the Brian Lara Academy in Trinidad.

A total of three round-robin matches in the first instance will be played in Trinidad before the TKR hits the road to continue their campaign in Jamaica.

TKR will complete their ‘home’ round robin matches on Sept. 30 against Guyana Amazon Warriors and Oct. 2 against the Barbados Tridents. The team will again be led by Dwayne Bravo.

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