Watch: TKR without Bravo brothers for CPL opener
Even without the Bravo brothers for the opening game against St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, stand-in Captain Kieron Pollard is quietly confident that the Trinbago Knight Riders will start the defence of the CPL title on a positive note.
Dwayne Bravo has an injured middle finger while his brother Darren has been ordered to rest by doctors after his injury scare in the recently concluded test match against India in Jamaica.
Carlos Brathwaite, Captain of St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, is also looking to his team to start well, having put in the training, he says his team is “raring and ready to go” and are up to the challenge.
Chief Operating Officer of CPL, Pete Russell said he is delighted that the opener is in Trinidad and Tobago. The tournament now in its seventh year has seen some fascinating matches at both the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain and more recently the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.
Russell said “We were looking at the numbers yesterday… the end of last season we’ve now had a million fans who have come through the turnstiles to watch the games here which is a fantastic testament to the show these boys put on every week we’re here”
He further added, “So we’re very excited obviously to have the first game here in Trinidad”.
A massive turnout is expected for the opener at the Queen’s Park Oval which bowls off at 7 pm, September 4.