Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Watch: CPL gets underway with TKR vs St Lucia Stars

Cricket fans can kick their support for their various teams into high gear, with the Hero Caribbean Premier League kicking off on Wednesday.

A total of six teams are taking part in the competition including the Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars and the Trinbago Knight Riders.

The reigning title holders, the Trinbago Knight Riders, will no doubt work to retain their trophy as they start the first game of the season against the St Lucia Stars at the Queen’s Park Oval around 8 pm.

Speaking at the launch of the t20 style competition at the Queen’s Park Oval on Tuesday, TKR Captain Dwayne Bravo said his team was confident of a win against his opponents who he said will be under immense “pressure”.

“No pressure on our team, pressure on their team. They haven’t done anything in a while and the pressure is there with them.”

St Lucia Stars Captain Kieron Powell however, said he would leave the banter for on the field.

“I also believe that, you know when it comes to cricket, we can talk a lot of things inside of here but cricket don’t play in the press conferences so we’ll go out with our small team that hasn’t done anything, we’ll see if we can do a little better, at least win one game more than we did last year.”

The second match sees the Guyana Amazon Warriors up against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday.

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