Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Sponsor the Trinidad T20 Festival this year

A platform which helps develop and launch lucrative cricketing careers on the international circuit. 

Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), celebrated champions of the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20, are the main sponsors for the upcoming T20 Festival this year.

The CPL and the Knight Riders Group of India have been praised for continuing to provide talented cricketers in the West Indies a platform to develop and launch lucrative careers on the international circuit.

The event was held at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain and present were the CPL’s CEO, Pete Russell and Natalie Black-O’Connor, Head of Branding and Hospitality.

Russell, the CPL Chief Executive Officer was equally confident that the partnership will provide great benefit to the up-and-coming cricketers eager to make a name for themselves.

He said, “Opportunities will be provided for the youngsters to emulate Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, Akeal Hosein and others who have blazed a trail on the international cricket landscape. While the TTCB has pioneered the development programmes to produce world class cricketers, it depends on the goodwill and corporate responsibility exemplified by the CPL and the Knight Riders Group. Performances in the TKR/CPL Trinidad T20 Festival will answer the crucial question of where the next generation of talent will come from. 

Russell also gave the assurance that the CPL, owners of the “Greatest Party in Sport” watched by millions and second only to the Indian Premier League will continue to work in the Caribbean territories to engender a winning culture.

Bassarath also commended the input of Russell who he said since appointed as the CPL Chief Executive has forged an excellent relationship with the CWI, for the betterment of Caribbean cricket.