Five CPL matches set for Guyana

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 21, 2018

The suspense is over! Five Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games have been confirmed for the Providence National Stadium starting August 9th.

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton and Guyana Amazon Warriors Operation Manager, Omar Khan inked a Memorandum of Understanding today making it official and allaying the worries of many cricket fans.

The matches will be played on August 9, 11 and 12 and on September 8 and 9. Tickets are expected to go on sale in the first week in July.

Operation Manager Khan said that the CPL is pleased to bring the highly anticipated games to Guyana and the Guyana Amazon Warriors is happy for the support it is receiving from the government.

“CPL has been the one unifying force that brings all the people together and over the years, we have had tremendous support from the fans here in Guyana.”

Additionally, Khan said that he recognizes that there have been some issues as it relates to the hosting of the playoff matches on September 11 and 12. However, he pointed out that CPL will be making an official announcement on the venues for those matches at a later date.

The Amazon Warriors will play their first match at Providence on August 9 against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots; St. Lucia Stars on August 11; Barbados Tridents on August 12; Jamaica Tallawahs on September 8 and defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders on September 9. The Amazon Warriors camp will be from August 2 to 7.

The signing was done in the presence of Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson and Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Melissa Tucker, in the minister’s office, Main Street.

By: Isaiah Braithwaite.

Images: Keno George.