Everything You Need To Know About CPL Fantasy League
What is the Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20)?
Founded by Cricket West Indies in 2013, the CPL t20 is an annual cricket tournament
held in the Caribbean that follows the T20 or Twenty20 format. The tournament managed to replace
Caribbean Twenty20 to become the premier T20 tournament in the Caribbean. The tournament is
primarily organised by Hero MotoCorp, consequently, it is officially recognised as Hero CPL t20.
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History of CPL t20
T20 cricket first made its appearance in the West Indies in 2006 with the Stanford
20/20 tournament. Two years later, this privately organised competition was officially included in
the West Indies Cricket Board calendar 2008.
The torch of T20 cricket was then carried by the newly formed Caribbean Twenty20
tournament organised by the WICB to replace the defunct Stanford 20/20.
In September 2012 the creation of a new Caribbean Twenty20 was announced by WICB.
Other relevant organisations were also consulted such as the Federation of International Cricketers
Association (FICA) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).
The first Caribbean Premier League was held from 29 July to 26 August 2013. The
following tournaments have been held between June to August.
CPL 2023 Schedule & Matches
What is the format of CPL fantasy league?
Six Caribbean premier league teams participate in the CPL t20 tournament in two
stages: the playoffs stage and the knockout stage. In the Caribbean premier league schedule, each
team participates in 10 matches in stage one. The second stage involves two semi-final bouts and a
final that ends with the winner.
Who owns the CPL t20 teams?
The tournament is organised by Hero MotoCorp and the CPL teams belong to different
- Barbados Royals: This team is owned by
the IPL team Rajasthan Royals. The team is primarily owned by Manoj Badale of Emerging
Media, Lachlan Murdoch of Nova Entertainment, and Redbird Capital Partners.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors: This CPL team
is a franchise active in Guyana, Georgetown, and Providence.
- Jamaica Tallawahs: This team is based
in Jamaica and the winners of CPL t20 2013 and 2016. This CPL team is owned by Kris Persaud
and led by Rovamm Powell.
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: This
franchise-based CPL team is based in St Kitts and Nevis. It is owned by Winning Willows
- Saint Lucia Kings: This CPL team is
owned by the IPL team Punjab Kings. The ownership of the team is divided between Dabur
(46%), PZNZ media (23%), Wadia Group (23%), Preity Zinta, and Apeejay Surrendra Group (8%).
- Trinbago Knight Riders: This
franchise-based cpl team is owned by the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. Its ownership is
divided among Red Chillies Entertainment (55%) and Mehta Group (45%).
Who were the previous winners of the CPL t20?
CPL t20 2013 was won by Jamaica Tallawahs with a score of 129/3 (17.3 overs).
CPL t20 2014 was won by Barbados Tridents with a score of 152/6 (20 overs) in the
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel won the CPL t20 2015 with a score of 178/5 (20 overs).
CPL t20 2016 saw Jamaica Tallawahs becoming the victors with a score of 95/1 (12.5
The Trinbago Knight Riders won CPL t20 2017 with a score of 136/7 (19 overs).
The same team won the CPL t20 2018 with a score of 150/2 (17.3 overs).
Barbados Tridents won the CPL t20 2019 tournament with a score of 171/6 (20 overs).
Trinbago Knight Riders won the CPL t20 2020 with a score of 157/2 (18.1 overs).
The 2021 CPL t20 final was won by St Kitts & Nevis Patriots with a score of 160/7 (20
In CPL 2022, Jamaica Tallawahs won their third CPL title!
Where is CPL t20 2023 going to be held?
The 11th installment of CPL 2023 will be hosted at Warner Park in St. Kitts and the Daren Sammy
Cricket Ground. The playoffs, including the Eliminator, Qualifier 1, Qualifier 2 and the grand
finale, will be hosted by Guyana.
Who is the sponsor for CPL t20?
Hero MotoCorp is likely to be the title sponsor of the CPL t20 2023 along with other
partners and sponsors.
The 2022 instalment of the franchise-based tournament CPL t20 had Hero MotoCorp as its
title sponsor. Official Partners & sponsors include, Digicel, EL Dorado – RUM, Republic Bank, FUN88,
Angostura Chill, Omega XL, Official Sponsors, FedEx, VISA, Creamery, Cafe Barista, and Mittco.
Which are the teams who play in Hero CPL T20?
The Fantasy League has six Caribbean premier league teams that participate in the
- Barbados Royals (Tridents) led by David Miller.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors has Shimron Hetmye as its captain.
- Jamaica Tallawahs with Rovman Powell as its captain.
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots led by captain Dwayne Bravo.
- St Lucia Kings (Zouks) with Faf du Plessis as its captain.
- Trinbago Knight Riders is led by captain Kieron Pollard.
Key players to watch out for in the CPL fantasy league
Brandon King: He is most known for his performance in the CPL t20 2019 where he became
the highest run-scorer with almost 500 runs in 12 matches. Guyana Amazon Warriors managed to rise
into the top four of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League because of his impressive performance.
Brandon King scored 83 off 50 balls with 13 fours and two sixes, helping Jamaica Tallawahs beat
Barbados Royals in the final at Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Jayden Seales: Known for being the youngest West Indian bowler that picked a Test
five-fer, this Caribbean right-arm pacer shows unyielding potential. This bowler had already managed
to pick 13 wickets in his debut test matches. He is playing for Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL.
Who is doing Hero CPL T20 live streaming in India?
FanCode will be live streaming the Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) 2023 tournament
CPL t20 2022 forecast
Due to the past great performance of Trinbago Knight Riders, it would not be a stretch
to expect great performance from the CPL team in the 2022 Hero CPL t20. However, CPL teams teams
such as Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and Barbados Tridents pack a similar potential according to
the past Caribbean premier league point table. Currently, Barbados Royal lead the CPL table with 16
points, having won 8 matches out of 11. The CPL fantasy League of 2023 will be an exciting
tournament that is likely to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout its 33 playoff matches and
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