With the Lauderhill leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which takes place between 28-31 July in Central Broward Stadium, fast approaching, international curator Mark Perham gives us a run-down on the preparations that are being made to ensure that the grounds will be ready for action in a less than 10 days’ time.
New Zealander Perham has worked at a number of grounds across the world, and enjoyed a hugely successful stint as head groundsman in Eden Park for more than 11 years. Whilst there, the demands of maintaining a top-class facility for both rugby union and cricket meant that it was a year-long challenge to keep the grounds at international standard and of the highest quality.
Perham worked at the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, meaning he is well-versed in the requirements for maintaining grounds at the highest standard. And in an exclusive interview withwww.cplt20.com, he talks about the challenges and opportunities for the Hero CPL as it embarks on a new and exciting chapter in the USA later this month.
Ticket Information: Supporters can buy tickets online at www.cplt20.com and are urged to buy in advance to avoid disappointment. The Ticket Office at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, located next to the Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, is open for business from Monday to Friday (10am-5pm) and on Saturday (12 – 4pm) to enable fans to physically buy tickets in advance of the biggest party in sport this summer.
Tickets are on sale now for all games across the Caribbean and Florida from www.cplt20.com.
Florida Fixtures (all times local): 28 July – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents (7pm), 29 July – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders (7pm), 30 July – St. Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs (midday), Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors (4pm), 31 July – Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (midday), Jamaica Tallawahs v St. Lucia Zouks (4pm). (Photo and article from cplt20)