As Guyana prepares to hosts the two Playoff matches of the Caribbean
Premier League on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time. Captains
of the four remaining teams in the tournament have all expressed
excitement as they prepare to battle each other for a spot in the
finals this year.
Will it be the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW), Trinbago Knight Riders
(TKR), the Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) or the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots
At a press conference today, Captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors,
Chris Green said that the team is going into tomorrow’s night game
with confidence giving their recent win over the Trinbago Knight
Riders. “It’s going to be a very exciting clash again and we have the
hometown support which we thoroughly enjoyed this weekend,” Green
Chris Gayle, captain of the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKNP) noted
that the team with the momentum always has an advantage.
Captain Dwayne Bravo of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) congratulated
all four teams, noting that “we all deserve to be here, we don’t know
who is going to win the title as yet. Anyone can take it because all
four teams have good players, match winners and it’s a tough
Andre Russell, Captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs, who is also a
first-time captain, agreed that the tournament is now down to the four
top performing teams and thanked the fans for all the “love shown”.
Responding to the implementation of the Decision Referral System
(DRS), Bravo noted that it is a good move for the game. “Yes,
throughout the season there were some unfortunate decisions by the
umpires and it cost some teams and it worked in favour for others. I
think it is only fair that the right tools are used especially in
playoffs and it is good of CPL that they are putting it in the
Speaking to the Decision-Making process of Umpires, Chief Operations
Officer, Pete Russell noted that the Umpires are often under pressure
hence the implementation of the DSR.
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be introducing the
Decision Referral System (DRS) for the semi-final and final of the
tournament. The last two matches of the tournament will take place on
14 and 16 September and will take place at the Brian Lara Cricket
Academy in Trinidad.
Each team will be allowed one unsuccessful review per innings and they
will be able to review all methods of dismissal.
Russell added that the Guyana wicket has improved significantly over
the last two years.
Chief Executive Officer, Damien O’ Donohue noted that attendance at
CPL matches and television viewing has generally increased by 20 per
cent. “I think all around the CPL fever has hit new heights all
around, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”