Bravo: No advantage if CPL is played in Trinidad only

June 03, 2020
Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo

Former Trinbago Knight-riders captain Dwayne Bravo says none of the six Caribbean Premier League teams will have an advantage if the tournament gets the go-ahead to be staged in Trinidad & Tobago only.

CPL organisers have submitted a proposal to Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Keith Rowley, to stage the 2020 edition of this year's tournament in the country, starting in late August.

The proposal which is slated to be discussed at a virtual meeting on Thursday would see double-header matches played over 25 days at two of T&T's international cricket venues, the Queens Park Oval and the Brian Lara Academy.

Despite the Trinidad franchise winning all three titles on home soil, Bravo believes it will be level pegging if the tournament gets the green light to be held in the twin-island republic.

'Wait and See'

"It will be no advantage to any team because at the end of the day, every team has good players and it's no secret because most of the guys are Caribbean players, but all in all we just have to wait and see," said Bravo.

The new format of the tournament would see back-to-back games being played across the two venues with matches starting as early as 10 a.m. in the eastern Caribbean.

The new format would, however, cut down the tournament days from its previous 39 to 25 and Bravo believes the teams that adapt quickest will be at the forefront.

"In longer tournaments, you would normally have an opportunity to start slow and build momentum in the back end. At the end of the day, if the tournament is shortened you will know from the start that teams would have to hit the ground running from the first game because there is not going to be much room to play catch-up," added Bravo.

The CPL which is entering its eight-season has been played across eight countries, Jamaica, Antigua, the USA, St Lucia, St Kitts, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.

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