Friday 19 October, 2018

CPL is here to stay, says T&T PM Rowley

The Trinbago Knight Riders beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets to retain the Hero CPL title

The Trinbago Knight Riders beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets to retain the Hero CPL title

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has insisted the Caribbean Premier League is here to stay - and said the 2018 tournament was the best he has seen.

Trinbago Knight Riders sealed a third Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title with a commanding eight-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Academy.

Dr Rowley was a guest at the 2018 final and saw the Knight Riders retain their title, ahead of a visit on Wednesday to Guyana.

 

 

 

The Knight Riders and the Amazon Warriors were the best two teams in this season’s competition and have now met four times in the last 11 days and won two games apiece But this was the one that really mattered and it went decisively the Knight Riders’ way.

Fittingly, it was Colin Munro who hit the winning runs having become the first batsman both to pass 500 runs and then to score six half-centuries in a single Hero CPL season. His brutal 68* from 39 balls eased his team past a target of 148 after fellow New Zealander Brendon McCullum had got the run-chase off to a flying start with 39 off 24.

Munro brought up his latest 50 from just 33 balls with successive sixes off Rayad Emrit, adding a third Hero Maximum in a 27-run 17th over that effectively ended the contest.