St. Lucia to host CPL matches

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West Indies’ Chris Gayle, left, and teammate Oshane Thomas show the stumps after beating England by seven wickets on the fifth One-Day International cricket match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
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The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has confirmed that Saint Lucia will be one of the four countries to host CPL matches to be played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Beausejour.
The 2020 and 2021 seasons of the Hero CPL took place in Trinidad and Tobago and St. Kitts and Nevis respectively with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning the tournament needed to be played in one country
For the 2022 season the plan is to move around the region once again with three venues being used for the group stages and another selected for the finals.
Trinidad and Tobago has already been named as a venue for the group stage, while Guyana has been confirmed as hosts for the final stages.
The tournament takes place from Aug. 30 to Sept. 30 with the St. Kitts Patriots looking to defend the title they won in 2021.
Lorne Charles-St. Jules, CEO of the St. Lucia Tourism Authority said, “We are delighted to be one of the venues for CPL this year. We are looking forward to welcoming spectators and visitors this  September.”

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