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Limacol Caribbean Premier
League (LCPL) T20 Tournament
will be beamed into millions of
homes across the globe from
start to finish, organisers have
Networks in India, UK, Aus-
tralia, New Zealand, the
Caribbean and the USA will carry
the 24 matches from 30 July to
Many networks in the
Caribbean will show the tour-
nament free of charge on their
terrestrial TV stations.
"When we launched the LCPL
in February, we said that we were
going to make sure that all eyes
are on the shores of the
Caribbean in July and August,
and we are making good on that
promise," declared Limacol CPL
CEO Damien O Donohoe.
"The Caribbean is the place to
be this summer for many rea-
sons, and the LCPL tops the list.
However, for those people who
do not have the good fortune to
be able to come and play in per-
son, we are going to see to it that
they experience as much of the
cricket meets carnival atmos-
phere and energy that will be
pulsating through the region in
just a few days."
Tournament officials say nego-
tiations are still underway to add
more countries to the list.
O Donohoe says the interest
from media around the world has
been strong and encouraging.
"ESPN3 continues to serve
cricket fans by building its port-
folio of premier events and estab-
lishing itself as a leading desti-
nation in the US for live coverage
of the second most popular global
sport," said Jason Bernstein, sen-
ior director of programming and
"By delivering these events on
the multi-screen sports network,
we are able to give the sport
national exposure across a variety
of platforms that are easily acces-
sible to the most seasoned fans
as well as newcomers."
The buzz is building around
the Caribbean also, and station
owners are happy to air the tour-
nament in their markets.
"The news of cricket, in the
form of the Limacol CPL T20
tournament, being broadcast on
television in the Virgin Islands
is most welcomed, and long
overdue. I guess nothing hap-
pens before its time," said
Andrew Cox Sr, Owner of CBN-
Television in the British Virgin
"The Virgin Islands market is
populated by nationals from the
neighbouring Caribbean islands.
Live coverage is very important
to the viewers who cannot make
it to the venue as we still want
to be a part of the excitement at
Millions view LCPL
West Indies great Sir Garfield Sobers is flanked by two of the
performers at the opening ceremony for the CPL in Barbados yesterday.
world s largest Fantasy Cricket plat-
form, will provide free Lime
Caribbean Premier league (CPL)
Fantasy Cricket during the tourna-
ment, organisers have announced.
LCPL has launched LCPL T20 Fan-
tasy Cricket on its Web site at
www.cplt20.com to Cricket fans
around the world.
The gaming platform powered by
TeamCricket.com will allow cricket
fans to play during all the LCPL T20
Fans can choose their 11-player vir-
tual dream team to play free every
day and win a range of prizes such
as team-autographed bats, t-shirts,
tablets, and a flat screen TV.
"We ve customised our platform
for the Limacol Caribbean Premier
League in order to offer free-to-play
rooms and a wide range of prizes,"
said Ankush Gera, CEO of Junglee
Games, the company behind Team-
"We think that the LCPL is going
to bring a new level of fun and enter-
tainment to the T20 format, and we
are excited to be a part of this unique
Fans can choose their 11-player vir-
tual dream team free every day and
win a range of prizes such as team-
autographed bats, t-shirts, tablets,
and a flat screen TV.
The LCPL Fantasy Cricket appli-
cation will have fantasy games for all
of the 24 matches that will be played
during the tournament.
"The Limacol Caribbean Premier
League is all about entertainment,
excitement and fun, which is why
fantasy cricket is such a good fit for
us," said Pete Russell, Limacol CPL
"We know the teams are coming
to play and now we ve given the fans
the chance to play for some amazing
prizes. This is just another way that
we re enhancing the LCPL experience
The Limacol Caribbean Premier
League T20 Tournament began last
night in Barbados and concludes on
August 24 in Trinidad & Tobago.
Fantasy cricket for CPL
Fourty young athletes from a
number of sporting backgrounds
were inspired by a one-week camp
themed "Moulding Socially Respon-
sible Athletes", which was hosted by
the T&T Olympic Committee
(TTOC), and concluded on Saturday,
at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya.
Topics open to discussion included
social responsibility, social innovation,
athletes in sport, women in sport,
HIV/Aids awareness, and Etiquette.
Olympian Sherridan Kirk and national
volleyball player Renelle Forde both
spoke and inspired the young athletes,
who represented sports including,
badminton, dragon boat racing, foot-
ball, hockey, judo, jump rope, netball,
rugby, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon,
swimming, volleyball and water polo.
The camp concluded with a his-
torical enactment with the campers
parading the flags of the past ten
Summer Olympic Games including
song, dance and formal presentations.
A local twist was added with a sailor
dance choreographed by Micheal
Lucien of Malick Folk Performers.
TTOC president Brian Lewis gave
the feature address and said the focus
of the youth camp remains the
Olympic values---excellence, friend-
ship and respect. He urged the
campers to reflect upon these values
in their respective clubs, schools and
homes. Lewis also asked the parents
present to continue to support their
children s participation in sport, and
he also reminded the young athletes
that they were the future of the
Olympic movement in T&T.
T&TOC hosts social responsibility
camp for junior athletes
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