CPL wants to develop women’s cricket

Grounds crew adjust a tarp on the pitch after heavy rains fell, canceling afternoon play on the second day of the third cricket test match bewteen the West Indies and India at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts Friday, June 23, 2006.
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New Caribbean Premier League (CPL) CEO, Pete Russell wants to expand the CPL brand and focus on developing women’s cricket in the region.
Russell, who was recently appointed CEO has shown interest in supporting women’s cricket in the past.
During the 2019 CPL, when Russell was the league’s chief operating officer, two women’s Twenty20 exhibition matches were held in Trinidad.
In a recent interview, Russell said he is keen on extending the CPL brand outside the six weeks play.
“That’s one that I think we’ve got a real opportunity to build a great platform for the women because even the two games we saw in Trinidad (in 2019) it was great to see. I know that the President of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerritt really wants to explore,” he said.
This year’s CPL runs from Aug. 26 to Sept. 15 with the entire tournament being contested at Warner Park, St. Kitts.
Only vaccinated people will be allowed to attend matches at 50 percent capacity.
It is the first time in the nine-year history of the tournament that all matches will be played at one venue.

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