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Six CPL 2016 Matches Will Be Hosted in United States

Caribbean Premier League or CPL is an annual T20 cricket tournament based in West Indies which is organised by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). CPL T20 started their journey since 2013 where total six teams used to compete for the title. However, it is an annual event so, it will be placed this year also. It is already scheduled to place in next 29th June, 2016 and the end up in next 7th August, 2016. Six competitors will play total thirty three matches which will be placed in six different venues across the Caribbean soil. Each team will have to play ten matches with rest five teams. Among them top four teams will proceed to the next round.

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A recent news is announced officially that six matches of this season of Caribbean Premier League 2016 will be staged in United States which just confirmed by ICC. Though the venues are not selected yet but some source says that Central Broward Regional Park will be hosted some of the matches among them if not all.

Besides, it is also revealed that first six matches of upcoming CPL 2016 tournament will be played there in United States where two of them will be staged under the floodlights. This plan was revealed in last month by the organisers of CPL. Rest of the match of Caribbean Premier League will be staged in the selected venues in Caribbean.

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Nowadays, Caribbean Premier League is considered the 4th largest T20 cricket tournament around the world after IPL, Big Bash and NatWest t20 Blast. Many famous players from worldwide used to hire to play here. Among six participants, Barbados Tridents are the most successful team by win the title once along with one time runner up. But the current champion is Trinbago Knight Riders which won against Barbados Tridents by 20 runs in final. West Indian Lendl Simmons is the most run scorer in CPL where Krishmar Santokie is the highest wicket taker with 33 wickets.