Amidst all the fear and anxiety revolving around COVID-19, cricket is probably one of the few things which are giving a ray of hope to people across the globe for something to cheer about in these extremely had times. International cricket already has begun earlier this month with England and West Indies facing each other for a three-match Test series in a bio-secure environment. And ECB has been successful in conducting the series despite all odds.

The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will take place in UAE from September 19 to November 8. Now one more popular T20 league has announced their schedule. As per the latest reports, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will start on August 18. All the matches will be played without spectators in two stadiums in Trinidad & Tobago. A total of 33 matches will be played in two months.

It has been learned that The Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba will organize 23 games, including the semi-finals and final. Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain will host 10 matches. Keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, all the precautions will be taken. The first match of CPL 2020 will be played between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders. In the second game, Barbados Tridents will face St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.

“This year will be a different CPL, but the standard will be higher than ever. We have seen the appetite for live sport since it has returned after a prolonged absence, and the interest in CPL will be higher than ever with it being the first franchise T20 tournament to return,” said CPL’s CEO Damien O’Donohoe.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the government of Trinidad & Tobago for helping us to put on this tournament in such difficult circumstances. We are delighted that we can deliver a tournament that is ensuring the safety of the public and the players and that will be of such a high standard,” said CPL’s COO Pete Russell about organizing the sporting event during these tough times.

CPL 2020 fixtures (local timing):

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Tues 18 August, 10am

Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Tues 18 August, 5:30pm

Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Wed 19 August, 10am

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks

Wed 19 August, 5:30pm

Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Thurs 20 Aug, 10am

St Lucia Zouks v Barbados Tridents

Thurs 20 Aug, 5:30pm

Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs

Sat 22 Aug, 10am

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Zouks

Sat 22 Aug, 5:30pm

Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs

Sun 23 Aug, 10am

Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents

Sun 23 Aug, 5:30pm

Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Zouks

Queen’s Park Oval

Tues 25 August, 10am

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Barbados Tridents

Tues 25 August, 5:30pm

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Wed 26 August 10am

St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders

Wed 26 August, 5:30pm

Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs

Thurs 27 August, 10am

St Lucia Zouks v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Thurs 27 August, 5:30pm

Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders

Sat 29 August, 10am

Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders

Sat 29 August, 5:30pm

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs

Sun 30 August, 10am

Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks

Sun 30 August, 5:30pm

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Tues 1 September, 10am

Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders

Tues 1 September, 5:30pm

Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents

Wed 2 September, 10am

Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Wed 2 September, 5:30pm

St Lucia Zouks v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Thurs 3 September, 10am

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Thurs 3 September, 5:30pm

Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Sat 5 September, 10am

Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Zouks

Sat 5 September, 5:30pm

Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents

Sun 6 September, 10am

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders

Sun 6 September, 5:30pm

St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs

Tues 8 September, TBC

Semi final 1 (1st v 4th)

Tues 8 September, TBC

Semi final 2 (2nd vs 3rd)

Thurs 10 September, TBC Final

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