T&T secures Twenty20 deal

The Trinidad and Tobago will host the Caribbean Premier League’s (CPL) Twenty20 final over the next three years.

The government recently finalized a US$3 million (TT20 million) deal with the organizers of the CPL.

Also included in the deal is Trinidad and Tobago hosting one of the competition’s semi-final matches as well as five preliminary matches.

Trinidad and Tobago is expected to host four CPL Twenty20 finals in a row, following last year’s final which took place at the Brian Lara Academy in South Trinidad, which was won by the local franchise, the Trinbago Knight Riders.

The next three finals are also expected to be held at the same venue which was officially opened last year.

This year’s edition of the CPL Twenty20 competition is scheduled to start in August. The final game will on September 16.

Trinidad and Tobago has so far won the CPL Twenty20 twice over the past five years of the competition’s existence.

It is estimated that last year’s CPL competition realized TT$23 million in revenue for the country and 37.6 million in viewership worldwide.

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