BT Sport to broadcast Hero CPL in UK and Republic of Ireland
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be broadcast on BT Sport in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for the 2017 season. The Biggest Party in Sport begins on August 4 and will run until September 9.
“The global audience for the Hero CPL is growing year on year and BT Sport is the perfect partner for the tournament with their increased commitment to the coverage of live cricket evident with the Ashes due to be broadcast on the channel this winter,” CPL said in a release.
All 34 matches will be shown live on BT Sport with games taking place in St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago as well as the matches that are taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the second successive year.
Damien O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer of the Hero CPL said: “We are delighted to have BT Sport as our broadcast partner in the UK. Their commitment to the broadcasting of high quality cricket is evident and it is great that cricket fans in the UK will be able to watch some amazing cricket played in the unique carnival atmosphere of the Caribbean.”
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are looking forward to bringing fans coverage of the Hero Caribbean Premier League – with some of the most exciting action in this form of the game. The tournament complements a fantastic month on our channels and is another step toward our build up to this winter’s Ashes series in Australia.” (CPLT20)