Guyanese cricket lovers can now breathe a sigh of relief after Guyana was confirmed as a host venue for this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. The confirmation came on June 20 after Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport Ms. Melissa Tucker, and Team Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Omar Khan, signed the Host Venue Agreement.
Information released to the media confirmed that Guyana will host five games. The local franchise is set to play St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on August 9, St Lucia Stars on August 11, Barbados Tridents on August 12, Jamaica Tallawahs on September 8 and Trinbago Knight Riders on September 9.
However, it was also announced that there is a possibility of two playoff matches here, on September 11 and 12 but that confirmation lies with CPL who is expected to make an announcement shortly. The league will enter its sixth year and the Amazon Warriors have played in three of the five finals to date but are yet to lift the title.