Caribbean Premier League 2018 – Fixtures announced

Three matches will be played in Florida.

Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders lift the CPL 2017 title. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

The 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League is all set to get underway in a month. The marquee T20 tournament promises to be a big event this season as well. With a plethora of big international stars lined up to participate in the tournament, the expectations are quite high among the fans. The 2018 edition of the CPL will be the sixth season of the T20 league.

The first season of the Caribbean Premier League was played in the year 2013. The tournament was devised on the lines of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL). The Jamaica Tallawahs managed to beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the finals of the 2013 season to win the title. The Tallawahs won the title again in the year 2016. Apart from the Tallawahs, the only other team to win the CPL twice is the Trinbago Knight Riders.

They won the tournament in 2015 and in the year 2017. They are the current champions and they are set to take the field in the 2018 season as the defending champions. The only other team to win the CPL is the Barbados Trident, in 2014.

This season, the tournament will kick off on August 8. The defending champions, the Knight Riders, will take on the St Lucia Stars in the first game in Trinidad. The finals of the tournament will also be played at the same venue on September 16. Three matches will be played in Florida, USA. These three matches will be the home fixtures for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the season.

Here are the fixtures for the Caribbean Premier League 2018:

August 8, Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Stars, Trinidad
August 9, Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, venue TBC
August 10, Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinidad
August 11, Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars, venue TBC
August 11, Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Trinidad
August 12, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents, venue TBC
August 14, Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars, Jamaica
August 15, Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica
August 16, St Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia
August 17, St Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents, St Lucia
August 18, Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Lauderhill, Florida
August 19, Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders, Lauderhill, Florida
August 21, St Lucia Stars v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St Lucia
August 22, Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents, Lauderhill, Florida
August 24, St Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Lucia
August 25, Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Barbados
August 25, St Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia
August 26, Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados
August 28, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts
August 29, Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados
August 30, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Stars, St Kitts
August 31, Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados
September 1, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders, St Kitts
September 2, Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Stars, Barbados
September 2, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts
September 4, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents, St Kitts
September 5, Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad
September 6, Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents, Trinidad
September 8, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs, venue TBC
September 9, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders, venue TBC
Playoffs: September 11, Playoff 1 (1st v 2nd), venue TBC
September 12, Playoff 2 (3rd v 4th), venue TBC
September 14, semi-final (Playoff 2 winner v Playoff 1 loser), Trinidad
September 16, final, Trinidad

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