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LIMACOL CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE TO KICK OFF IN STYLE IN GRENADA

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Excitement is reaching fever pitch across the Caribbean in anticipation of the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League, which begins tomorrow on the beautiful Spice Isle of Grenada. 

Speaking at today’s launch event for CPL 2014, CEO, Damien O’Donohoe captains coaches and legendary West Indies mentors all spoke of their excitement for the competition, and promised an even bigger, better and more exciting spectacle than last year’s tournament which thrilled sell-out crowds across the region earning the nickname The Biggest Party in Sport. 

The players have already been getting into the swing of things ahead of the tournament, with a group of CPL stars including Kieron Pollard Andre Fletcher Chris Gayle and Daniel Vettori taking part in a beach cricket match with local youngsters in Grenada experiencing first-hand the excitement that people on the Spice Isle have for the arrival of the CPL.  

The tournament kicks off on Friday 11th July at the National Cricket Stadium Grenada, with the Guyana Amazon Warriors, captained by new West Indies Test skipper Denesh Ramdin, and featuring global T20 stars Sunil Narine and Lendl Simmons taking on Antigua Hawksbills led by Marlon Samuels coached by former Australia boss Tim Nielsen and mentored by the great Sir Viv Richards. 

Saturday sees a mouth-watering double-header for the people of Grenada to enjoy. First up legendary former West Indies openers Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes go head-to-head as team mentors as the Red Steel led by Dwayne Bravo face off against Kieron Pollard’s Barbados Tridents. The opening weekend draws to a close with Chris Gayle’s defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs taking on West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy and the St. Lucia Zouks.

Damien O’Donohoe CEO of Limacol Caribbean Premier League said: After the huge success of the inaugural tournament we’ve got a lot to live up to but we’re confident this year will be even better. We’ve got some fantastic players coaches and mentors on board and you can expect bigger hitting, bigger crowds and an even bigger party! 

Chris Gayle Jamaica Tallawahs Captain said: There’s nothing better than playing in front of full crowds in the Caribbean. CPL is the Biggest Party in Sport and I’ve already seen how excited everybody is for the tournament to come to Grenada so I can’t wait to give the fans something to cheer about. 

Robin Singh Barbados Tridents Coach said: I have  coached and played all over the world, but the atmosphere in the CPL is something else. The players are raring to go and we’re looking forward to putting on a good show for the people of the Caribbean.  

Sir Viv Richards Antigua Hawksbills mentor added: Last year’s tournament was a massive success. The cricket was of a high quality, and it reignited local interest in the domestic game, so I’m looking forward to more of the same in 2014.  

The Limacol Caribbean Premier League runs from 11th July to 16th August, with 30 matches taking place over 37 days. In addition, the final week of the tournament, in St. Kitts and Nevis, will host Beefy’s Bash, an all-star charity match featuring Sir Ian Botham, Brian Lara and Piers Morgan, as well as a concert by hip-hop megastar, Rick Ross.

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