The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be broadcast in the United States by Willow TV, the primary cricket broadcaster in the US. This will be the first time that Willow have brought coverage of the Biggest Party in Sport to the US, and cricket fans across the region will be brought coverage of the 34 matches of the tournament, including the four that will take place in Lauderhill, Florida on August 5 & 6, according to CPL.
CPL said that in addition to the matches live on the Willow television channel on the Internet at www.willow.tv, they will also be partner with the CPL to air four matches live on their Facebook page that will be free to access by fans in the US. These matches will take place on Friday nights throughout the tournament. The matches will be as follows:
- Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Friday August 11, 9pm
- St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trident – Pride of Barbados, Friday August 18, 9pm
- Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars – Friday August 25, 8pm
- Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Friday September 1, 8pm
The tournament gets underway on August 4 when the St Lucia Stars take on the Trinbago Knight Riders at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium before the USA leg of Hero CPL 2017 gets underway the next day.
In a brief comment Pete Russell, the Chief Operating Officer of Hero CPL said; “North America is a hugely important part of what the Hero CPL have planned and having a broadcasting partner that is so committed to bring top quality cricket coverage to viewers across the region is hugely important to us. It is great to have Willow on board with us for 2017.”
According to CPL, Vijay Srinivasan, CEO of Willow noted: “Willow is proud to add the Hero CPL to our line up of top tier cricket from around the world. With the matches being played in the US and in the Caribbean, the timings are perfect for US television audiences, giving fans a tremendous opportunity to watch live coverage of some of the biggest names in cricket.”