Barbados Royals kick of CPL on September 1

The Barbados Royals will get their 2024 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign under way on September 1 when they take on the newly formed Antigua & Barbuda Falcons (ABF) at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

The two-time CPL winners (2014 and 2019) will then play St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on September 6 at Warner Park Sporting Complex. The biggest party in sport comes to Barbados on September 11 as the Royals host ABF in the reverse fixture at Kensington Oval. September 13 and 14 will see beaten finalists Trinidad Knight Riders and defending champions Guyana Amazon Warriors take on the Royals on rival turf.

The Royals conclude the fourth and final match of their home leg against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on September 17. Guyana’s Providence Stadium will then take over as hosts for the Royals for their games against St Lucia Kings and Guyana Amazon Warriors on September 22 and 25, respectively.The final group stage match for the Royals is against Trinidad Knight Riders in Trinidad on September 27.

The third and fourth place team will compete in the Eliminator at Providence Stadium on October 1, while first plays second one day later in a shootout to determine who makes it to the final.

The loser of that qualifier gets another opportunity to make the final as they face the Eliminator winner on October 4.Providence Stadium will once again play hosts for the 2024 CPL final as the biggest party in sport comes to a conclusion on October 6.The Barbados Royals finished fifth in the standings with seven points consisting of three wins and six defeats in 10 matches last year. (JC)

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