CPL window set between August 8 and September 16

A window for the sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has been finalised, with the tournament to take place between August 8 and September 16.The schedule for the CPL has been set to avoid matches coinciding with West Indies’ international games, allowing marquee players to submit their names for this year’s draft, ESPNCricinfo has reported.Speaking at the announcement, CPL’s chief operating officer Pete Russell said, “The Hero CPL is now the start of our domestic season and we are delighted that we have found a window when all of the best cricketers from the Caribbean will be available to take part. We are sure that 2018 will be the biggest season yet.”The opening games of the CPL, which comprises six teams, will take place in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.The window for the CPL will, however, clash with the Natwest T20 Blast, England’s domestic T20 tournament, which will run from July till September.Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies, said: “The Hero CPL is now the start of our domestic season and we are delighted that we have found a window when all of the best cricketers from the Caribbean will be available to take part. We are sure that 2018 will be the biggest season yet.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPlayer Draft for 2018 CPL set for March 1 in LondonFebruary 6, 2018In “latest news”Hero CPL 2020 tournament confirmed for August 19 to September 26September 2, 2019In “latest news”Carnival Cricket Returns: Hero CPL and CWI announce 2019 tournament datesJanuary 11, 2019In “latest news”