The dates for the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been adjusted to accommodate a request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Caribbean tournament to be brought forward. The CPL will now be played in St Kitts and Nevis from August 26 to September 15.
The tournament was originally scheduled to start on August 28, and end on September 19, but that changed after the BCCI began talks with Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the CPL immediately after it identified the September-October window for wrapping up the remainder of the postponed 2021 IPL.
The revised dates will mean a tweaked match schedule for the CPL, which could impact the West Indies’ packed home season comprising tours by South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.
Immediately after the ongoing series against South Africa, which ends on July 9, West Indies play a white-ball series comprising five T20 internationals and three ODI’s against Australia, which will end on July 24.
Three days later, the Pakistan series kicks off with a five-match T20i series followed by two tests, scheduled to end on August 24. The 2021 CPL comprises 33 matches, all of which will be hosted at Warner Park