CPL is back!
No crowds for this year's CPL in Trinidad
The 8th edition of the Caribbean Premier League begins on Tuesday with a double-header in front of an empty Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.
Three-time champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, will take on five-time finalists, Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the opening match at 10am.
Defending champions Barbados Tridents will open their title defence against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at 5pm.
Thirty-three games will be played over 23 days with the final carded for September 10 at the Tarouba venue.
The playoffs have been altered this year, with two semi-finals and the final.
Previously, the team finishing first in the group stage got an advantage by playing a qualifier to get straight to the final.
The tournament is the first T20 league to be played since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entire tournament will be played in Trinidad, without crowds, in line with health regulations to prevent the spread of the virus.
Global travel restrictions have forced several key international players to miss the tournament.
Global superstar Chris Gayle has opted out of the tournament after moving from the Jamaica Tallawahs to the St Lucia Zouks.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 10am
Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 5pm