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St Kitts/Nevis awarded CPL Franchise possibility

Devon Thomas and the Antigua Hawksbills could well find themselves with a new home if St Kitts/Nevis' bid for a CPL Franchise is successful. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua Hawksbills joined three other franchises on the auction block after the Caribbean Premier League announced on Friday January 30, 2015, that it would be awarding a franchise to St Kitts and Nevis.

According to St Kitts’ Sports minister Glen Phillips the Franchise would not be an addition to the CPL, but they would be allowed to purchase one of the existing teams.

“What we’ve been told really by the CPL [is] that there has been a number of franchises that do not have owners and are being supported by CPL, and so they’re looking to unload one of those franchises.”

Phillips said that the St Kitts Nevis government was able to partner with investor and chairman of Veling Aviation Limited Uday Nayak to secure purchase of one of the four available League franchises.

“I’d like to say thank you to Mr Uday Nayak who is now the owner of the franchise here in St Kitts.”

The only CPL franchises that are currently owned are the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Jamaica Tallawahs. This means that if no new franchises are to be added, that the franchises that could possibly be sold to St Kitts are the Barbados Tridents,

The St Lucia Zouks, The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and the Antigua Hawksbills.

Play begins in The Caribbean Premier League in July and official word on the fate of Antigua’s franchise will come as early as next week.

3 Responses to “St Kitts/Nevis awarded CPL Franchise possibility”

  • Yes (31/01/2015, 09:55) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I want to see some local sports vino
    • wize up (31/01/2015, 12:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      greeting LOL; by your own local team or start your own local sporting events in the BVI; work with save the seed.. that's is the best of you guys, always want, want want; stop the wanting any get your own sh!t....just saying, so no need to hate(just the messenger)
  • Plank (01/02/2015, 09:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow, wow, nice, lovely. hope Eddie is the manager and Harris the coach, I can just run across watch a game and run back...Now we have to work on Liat to get reduce rates for cpl games. Twenty, twenty cricket is the way to go BVI its the best sport tourism event. find the land, you can do it big, you have St. Thomas, St Johns, St. Croix, they will come over in numbers

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