T20 cricket has unmatched popularity all across the world. Almost every country where cricket is popular hosts a T20 cricket tournament of their own. The Caribbean also hosts a T20 tournament every year known as Hero Caribbean Premier League. The T20 tournament is held every year, where players from various cricketing nations participate. Hero Moto Corp sponsors the tournament.
The first edition of the Hero Cpl schedule was held in the year 2013, and 8 editions have been held so far. The tournament has six teams participating for the ultimate CPL title and the trophy.
Trinbago Knight Riders have won the maximum number of 3 times while the Barbados Tridents have secured the title 2 times. Barbados Tridents are also the defending champions. They secured the 2019 title by defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final face-off. The tournament includes league matches followed by playoff matches featuring the top 4 teams.
How Has The Viewership Of CPL Has Hiked Up?
The tournament has regularly achieved new popularity milestones when compared to the previous editions. The reputation of the league has constantly been increasing over all these years of its existence. Due to the increasing popularity, the tournament saw an astonishing 56% rise in terms of its viewership in its previous edition in 2019 when compared to the 2018 edition. This huge increase in its viewership says a lot about the hiked popularity of the tournament. The 2019 edition was started on 4th September and lasted till 12th November. The total number of viewers of the 2019 edition was recorded to be 312 million.
With the constantly increasing mania of T20 cricket, the viewership of Hero CPL is expected to rise higher with every upcoming edition. The next edition of Hero Cpl schedule is about to kick start in September 2020, and its popularity is expected to hike up even more just like all the previous editions.