The 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will start on August 8 Wednesday. A total of 34 games will be played in the tournament which will culminate with the finals to be played on September 16. Also Read - Pravin Tambe, 48-year-old Spinner, Becomes First Indian Cricketer to Play in Caribbean Premier League
In an attempt to make T20 cricket more exciting, the organisers of the CPL have made few changes in the existing rules which will be applicable in this season of the tournament. Also Read - CPL 2020, Live Streaming, Schedule & All You Need to Know
In CPL 2018, the decision as to which team bats first in case of a super over will be decided through a coin toss. According to the earlier rules, the team which batted second in a tied match, automatically become eligible to bat first in the super over. Also Read - IPL 2020: CPL Players Will Definitely Have an Edge Over Their IPL Teammates, Feels Former RCB Coach Ashish Nehra
The second change which the fans will be able to witness during the league is the penalty for slow over rate. In general, a team found guilty of slow over rate, is fined a certain per cent of its match fee. However, in CPL 2018, slow over-rate will now affect the Net Run Rate (NRR) of a team, thereby hampering its chances of making progress in the tournament.
According to the changed rules, if a team fails to complete their overs within the allotted time frame then, as a penalty, 0.05 points will be deducted from their net run that could affect their chances of moving ahead in the tournament. For every additional over, the teams will face a supplementary deduction of 0.10 points from the net run rate.
The specified time for completing 20 overs is 85 minutes plus the additional time allotted by the umpires in certain circumstances.
Reflecting on the changes, operation director of CPL, Michael Hall had said that they are trying their best to ensure fair playing conditions and he hoped that the changes would prove beneficial for the league. “We work hard each year to ensure that playing conditions are making the competition as fair as possible while also keeping the spectators and viewers at home entertained,” ESPNcricinfo.com quoted Hall, as saying.
“We feel both of these changes will help with both of these goals,” he added.
The CPL 2018 commences with trophy holders Trinbago Knight Riders locking horns with St Lucia Stars in Port-of-Spain. The final will be played on September 16 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.
CPL 2018 Squads
Six teams- Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders will lock horns for the championship. Trinbago Knight Riders, co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan, won the last edition of the league.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Sohail Tanvir, Shoaib Malik, Chadwick Walton, Cameron Delport, Rayad Emrit, Imran Tahir, Jason Mohammed, Luke Ronchi, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Gajanand Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Saurabh Netravalkar, Akshaya Persaud, Chris Green.
Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Hashim Amla, Dwayne Smith, Jason Holder(c), Nicholas Pooran, Wahab Riaz, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Tion Webster, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer, Sunny Sohal, Chemar Holder, Dominic Drakes, Steven Smith, Mohammad Irfan.
St Lucia Stars
Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Rumman Raees, Andre Fletcher, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kesrick Williams, Niroshan Dickwella, Rahkeem Cornwall, Qais Ahmad, Kavem Hodge, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Dasun Shanaka, Christopher Lamont, Obed McCoy, Odean Smith, Jaskaran Malhotra, David Warner.
Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, David Miller, Ross Taylor, Rovman Powell, Samuel Badree, Kemar Roach, Glenn Phillips, Andre McCarthy, Krishmar Santokie, Johnson Charles, Steven Taylor, Kennar Lewis, Steven Jacobs, Oshane Thomas, Kirstan Kallicharan, Elmore Hutchinson.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Dwayne Bravo, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Khary Pierre, Ronsford Beaton, Javon Searles, Kevon Cooper, Nikita Miller, Anderson Phillip, Hamza Tariq, Amir Jangoo, Shannon Gabriel, Fawad Ahmed.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Mahmudullah, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Cooper, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Graeme Cremer, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jeremiah Louis, Alzarri Joseph, Ibrahim Khaleel, Javelle Glen.
CPL 2018: Where to watch
The CPL 2018 matches will be telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD on TV in India. Fans can also watch the CPL 2018 live streaming on Sony Liv app and solyliv.com website.
CPL 2018: Full Schedule
|8 August||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Stars||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|9 August||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|10 August||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|11 August||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Stars||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|11 August||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|12 August||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|14 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Stars||Sabina Park, Jamaica|
|15 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Sabina Park, Jamaica|
|16 August||St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|17 August||St Lucia Stars vs Barbados Tridents||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|18 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|19 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|21 August||St Lucia Stars vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|22 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|24 August||St Lucia Stars vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|25 August||Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|25 August||St Lucia Stars vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|26 August||Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|28 August||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|29 August||Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|30 August||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Stars||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|31 August||Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|1 September||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|2 September||Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Stars||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|2 September||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|4 September||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|5 September||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|7 September||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|8 September||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|9 September||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|11 September||Playoff 1 (1st vs 2nd)||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|12 September||Playoff 2 (3rd vs 4th)||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|14 September||Semi-final (Playoff 2 winner vs Playoff 1 loser)||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
|16 September||CPL 2018 Final||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
The matches will be played across the Caribbean Islands and three games are to be played at Lauderhill in Florida, USA.