The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have agreed to have the 2018 edition of the tournament between 8th August and 16th September.
The opening round of matches will take place in Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. This window was agreed on to avoid clashes with international fixtures. As such all West Indies players will be available for the tournament this year and will be able to submit their names for the draft. The hope is that in 2018 the very best Caribbean cricketing talent will be on display at the Hero CPL. Chief Operating Officer of the Hero CPL, Pete Russell said, “Here in the Caribbean we are blessed with some of the most exciting cricketers in the world and it is fantastic news that all West Indies players will be available in 2018.It will help make the Biggest Party in Sport even bigger.” Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies, said, “The Hero CPL is now the start of our domestic season and we are delighted that we have found a window when all of the best cricketers from the Caribbean will be available to take part. We are sure that 2018 will be the biggest season yet.”