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Lucky CPL fan could catch US$1m

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 6:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC :

A US$1m payout is up for grabs for a lucky fan of the third edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), starting this weekend.

Organisers of the eagerly anticipated T20 tournament said the promotion, 'Catch a million', is an incentive for fans to attend the 33 matches, June 20 to July 26.

Fans who catch a six, one-handed, at a CPL match, will automatically win US$1,000 and a chance to win a trip to Trinidad for the finals.

The public will vote on the best catches, online, at CPL's official Facebook page to decide who makes the trip to Trinidad.

If selected, and the feat is repeated at the final, the lucky fan could win US$1 million subject to terms and conditions.

selling out fast

"Tickets are already selling out fast as excitement ramps up ahead of CPL 2015, and there definitely won't be many left when fans find out about the chance to win US$1 million!," said Damien O'Donohoe, chief executive, officer CPL.

"Catch A Million, is absolutely massive for the Caribbean, and we're so thankful to Guardian Group for making this once-in-a-lifetime prize possible."

Last year's CPL produced 387 sixes in 30 matches with Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons topping the charts, after blasting twenty-four maximums each.

Organisers said more fireworks are in store with the likes of Shahid Afridi and Kevin Pietersen joining the ranks this year.