CPL 2016 is all in readiness to set the scoreboard on fire © Getty Images
CPL 2016 is all in readiness to set the scoreboard on fire © Getty Images

The fourth edition of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be set in motion from June 29 to August 7, 2016. Six teams will battle for the coveted trophy across six venues in the Caribbean as well the United States of America (USA). Like every season, teams such as Trinbago Knight Riders, St. Lucia Zouks, St. Kitts Nevis Patriots, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs will feature in this T20 spectacle. Overall 34 matches will be contested, with final to be played on August 7. The first contest will be played between the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders and St. Lucia Zouks at Port of Spain. Read: CPL 2016 would boost WI cricket, feels O’Donohoe

The champions of CPL 2015, Trinbago Knight Riders, will be itching be retain the crown under the leadership of Dwayne Bravo. Given the tracks will be on a slower side, the services of the mystery spinner Sunil Narine will be more than handy. Read – Shane Watson: CPL 2016 will popularise cricket in USA

It has been a successful year for the West Indies, as they emerged triumphant in ICC Women’s World T20 2016, U-19 World Cup 2016 and ICC World T20 2016. The West Indies, as a matter of fact, have mastered the art of playing the shortest and fastest format. Thus, CPL 2016 is sure to be a blockbuster. Let’s have a look at the exhilarating schedule:

No. Local GMT IST Team 1 Team 2 Venue
1 June 29 9:00 PM June 30 1:00 AM June 30 6:30 AM Trinbago Knight Riders St Lucia Zouks Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2 June 30 8:00 PM July 1 12:00 AM July 1 5:30 AM St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Guyana Amazon Warriors Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
3 July 1 9:00 PM July 2 1:00 AM July 2 6:30 AM Trinbago Knight Riders Barbados Tridents Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
4 July 2 12:00 PM July 2 4:00 PM July 2 9:30 PM St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Jamaica Tallawahs Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
5 July 2 9:00 PM July 3 1:00 AM July 3 6:30 AM Trinbago Knight Riders Guyana Amazon Warriors Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
6 July 3 4:00 PM July 3 8:00 PM July 4 1:30 AM St Kitts and Nevis Patriots St Lucia Zouks Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts D/N
7 July 4 7:00 PM July 4 11:00 PM July 5 4:30 AM Trinbago Knight Riders Jamaica Tallawahs Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
8 July 5 7:00 PM July 5 11:00 PM July 6 4:30 AM St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Barbados Tridents Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
9 July 7 7:00 PM July 7 11:00 PM July 8 4:30 AM Guyana Amazon Warriors Jamaica Tallawahs Providence Stadium, Guyana
10 July 9 12:00 PM July 9 4:00 PM July 9 9:30 PM Guyana Amazon Warriors St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Providence Stadium, Guyana
11 July 10 7:00 PM July 10 11:00 PM July 11 4:30 AM Guyana Amazon Warriors Trinbago Knight Riders Providence Stadium, Guyana
12 July 11 8:00 PM July 12 12:00 AM July 12 5:30 AM Barbados Tridents Jamaica Tallawahs Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
13 July 12 7:00 PM July 12 11:00 PM July 13 4:30 AM Guyana Amazon Warriors St Lucia Zouks Providence Stadium, Guyana
14 July 13 8:00 PM July 14 12:00 AM July 14 5:30 AM Barbados Tridents St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
15 July 15 8:00 PM July 16 1:00 AM July 16 6:30 AM Jamaica Tallawahs Guyana Amazon Warriors Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
16 July 16 12:00 PM July 16 4:00 PM July 16 9:30 PM Barbados Tridents Trinbago Knight Riders Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
17 July 16 6:00 PM July 16 11:00 PM July 17 4:30 AM Jamaica Tallawahs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
18 July 17 7:00 PM July 17 11:00 PM July 18 4:30 AM Barbados Tridents St Lucia Zouks Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
19 July 18 8:00 PM July 19 1:00 AM July 19 6:30 AM Jamaica Tallawahs Trinbago Knight Riders Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
20 July 20 8:00 PM July 21 1:00 AM July 21 6:30 AM Jamaica Tallawahs Barbados Tridents Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
21 July 21 6:00 PM July 21 10:00 PM July 22 3:30 AM St Lucia Zouks St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
22 July 23 12:00 PM July 23 4:00 PM July 23 9:30 PM St Lucia Zouks Barbados Tridents Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
23 July 24 5:00 PM July 24 9:00 PM July 25 2:30 AM St Lucia Zouks Guyana Amazon Warriors Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet D/N
24 July 26 6:00 PM July 26 10:00 PM July 27 3:30 AM St Lucia Zouks Trinbago Knight Riders Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
25 July 28 7:00 PM July 28 11:00 PM July 29 4:30 AM Barbados Tridents Guyana Amazon Warriors Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
26 July 29 7:00 PM July 29 11:00 PM July 30 4:30 AM St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Trinbago Knight Riders Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
27 July 30 12:00 PM July 30 4:00 PM July 30 9:30 PM Jamaica Tallawahs St Lucia Zouks Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
28 July 30 4:00 PM July 30 8:00 PM July 31 1:30 AM Barbados Tridents Guyana Amazon Warriors Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
29 July 31 12:00 PM July 31 4:00 PM July 31 9:30 PM St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Trinbago Knight Riders Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
30 July 31 4:00 PM July 31 8:00 PM August 1 1:30 AM Jamaica Tallawahs St Lucia Zouks Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
31 August 3 1st 2nd TBC
32 August 4 3rd 4th TBC
33 August 5 Winner of Playoff 2 Loser of Playoff 1 TBC
34 August 7 Winner of Playoff 1 Winner of Playoff 3 TBC

Number of stars will be participating in this domestic extravaganza, be it Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard to name a few. With wickets tumbling, the balls will be sent soaring over the boundary line, as the CPL 2016 will set the scoreboards on fire.