The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has released the schedule for the latest edition of the T20 competition, which will start on August 26.
The ninth season of the Caribbean Premier League was originally scheduled to start on August 28 and end on September 19.
However, Cricket West Indies (CWI) Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) held talks to reschedule and bring CPL 2021 forward since the competition would clash with the rescheduled Indian Premier League 2021.
Defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will play Guyana Amazon Warriors in the opening fixture at the Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis. All 33 matches will be played at this venue.
Caribbean Premier League 2021 schedule, fixtures, dates and India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
|Date and Day||Match||Time|
|Thursday, August 26||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||7:30 PM IST|
|Friday, August 27||Barbados Royals vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||4:30 AM IST|
|Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Kings||7:30 PM IST|
|Saturday, August 28||Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Royals||4:30 AM IST|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||7:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, August 29||Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Royals||12 AM IST|
|St Lucia Kings v Trinbago Knight Riders||7:30 PM IST|
|Monday, August 30||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors||4:30 AM IST|
|Tuesday, August 31||Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Kings||7:30 PM IST|
|Wednesday, September 1||Barbados Royals v Jamaica Tallawahs||4:30 AM IST|
|Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors||7:30 PM IST|
|Thursday, September 2||Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||4:30 AM IST|
|St Lucia Kings v Guyana Amazon Warriors||7:30 PM IST|
|Friday, September 3||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Royals||4:30 AM IST|
|Saturday, September 4||St Lucia Kings v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||7:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, September 5||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Royals||12 AM IST|
|St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Kings||7:30 PM IST|
|Monday, September 6||Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs||4:30 AM IST|
|Tuesday, September 7||Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders||7:30 PM IST|
|Wednesday, September 8||Barbados Royals v Guyana Amazon Warriors||4:30 AM IST|
|St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs||7:30 PM IST|
|Thursday, September 9||Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Kings||4:30 AM IST|
|Barbados Royals v Trinbago Knight Riders||7:30 PM IST|
|Saturday, September 11||St Lucia Kings v Jamaica Tallawahs||4:30 AM IST|
|St Lucia Kings v Barbados Royals||7:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, September 12||Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors||12 AM IST|
|Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||4:30 AM IST|
|Barbados Royals v St Lucia Kings||7:30 PM IST|
|Monday, September 13||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs||12 AM IST|
|St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders||4:30 AM IST|
|Tuesday, September 14||Semi-final 1||TBD|
|Wednesday, September 15||Final||TBD|
The teams competing in the Caribbean Premier League 2021 are Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Kings and Trinbago Knight Riders.
The Caribbean Premier League 2021 will be played entirely in a double-header format. There will be breaks on August 30 as well as September 3, 6 and 10.
There will be triple-header fixtures on September 11 and 12 - the final two days of the league stage.
The timings for the games are listed as 10 AM ECT (7:30 PM IST), 2:30 PM ECT (12 AM IST) and 7 PM ECT (4:30 AM IST).
The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday, September 14 while the final on Wednesday, September 15. This is subject to change in terms of Indian Standard Time once matches and timings are confirmed.
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