Hero CPL finals to be in T&T 2018-2020

March 4, 2018 5:00 AM

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Hero CPL finals to be in T&T 2018-2020

The Hero Caribbean Premier League Finals will be hosted by Trinidad & Tobago for the next three years.

In a release yesterday, Hero CPL said that it had signed a staging agreement with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago that will see the final two matches of the tournament take place in the country between 2018 and 2020.

The semi-finals and final represent the culmination of the Biggest Party in Sport, and these games will make a massive impact on the Trinidad & Tobago economy.

Trinidad & Tobago will now host four consecutive finals after the hugely successful matches played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, which saw a sell-out crowd for the last year's final as home team, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), emerged victorious.

Last year, the Hero CPL generated revenue for Trinidad & Tobago of US$23 million, and Damien O'Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said that he is delighted to be continuing making an impact on the country's economy.

"Hero CPL continues to grow year on year, and we are delighted with the support that we have had from the government of Trinidad & Tobago. It is clear that hosting Hero CPL games is a huge positive for the countries involved, and this multi-year deal means we can plan our finals to be even bigger and better than before. On behalf of Hero CPL, I would like to express my thanks to Prime Minister, Keith Rowley, Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith, and also Brian Lara for pulling this deal together," O'Donohue said.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs for Trinidad & Tobago Darryl Smith stated: "The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to continue on our sports tourism drive with the hosting of the CPL semi-final and final for the next three years at the brand-new Brian Lara Cricket Academy. Last year was the best finals ever, and to top it all off, TKR Riders won at home at the BLCA. "

Source: jamaica-gleaner.com

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