Rayad Emrit, captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors, centre, looks on as his Trinbago Knight Riders counterpart Dwayne Bravo, right, tosses a coin before the start of their 2017 CPL fixture last year.

Guyana will host five matches, one more than they did last year, when the  2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bowls off next month.

These matches will be hosted at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, home of the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW).

The first game scheduled for August 9 features a clash between host GAW and the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, led by Chris Gayle. Warriors will then have two more home matches,against the St Lucia Stars and Barbados Tridents, before leaving for a series of away fixtures and then returning home for two massive matches against current champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, and last year’s fourth place finishers, Jamaica Tallawahs. This split means that Guyana Amazon Warriors fans can look forward to two home legs this year. 

Speaking about Guyana's increase in matches from last season Hero CPL’s chief executive officer, Damien O’Donohoe said: “We are delighted to confirm that there will be five home games for the Amazon Warriors in 2018. The Hero CPL has always had fantastic support from the Guyanese people and the Government. We can’t wait to see sellout crowds once again.” 

And Guyana and West Indies young and upcoming player, Keemo Paul, who will be representing Amazon Warriors had this to say: "I can't wait to get going for the 2018 Hero CPL and I know that the Guyanese cricket loving public will show us great support. Having five home matches at Providence will be a huge boost for us this year as we know home conditions well. A sell-out crowd will only help us as we look to bring the Hero CPL title to Guyana."

This year's tournament will feature defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Jamaica Tallawahs.

For further information visit www.cplt20.com


Thurs 9 Aug – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Providence Stadium, 6pm

Sat 11 Aug – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars, Providence Stadium, 4pm

Sun 12 Aug – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents, Providence Stadium, 6pm

Sat 8 Sept – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs, Providence Stadium, 8pm

Sun 9 Sept – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders, Providence Stadium, 6pm



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