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CPL bowls off today

Published:Friday | July 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada:

Excitement is reaching fever pitch across the Caribbean in anticipation of the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League, which begins today on the beautiful Spice Isle of Grenada.

Speaking at yesterday's launch event for CPL 2014, CEO, Damien O'Donohoe, captains, coaches and legendary West Indies mentors all spoke of their excitement for the competition, and promised an even bigger, better and more exciting spectacle than last year's tournament, which thrilled sell-out crowds across the region, earning the nickname 'The Biggest Party in Sport'.

The tournament bowls off at the National Cricket Stadium, Grenada, with the Guyana Amazon Warriors, captained by new West Indies Test skipper, Denesh Ramdin, and featuring global T20 stars, Sunil Narine and Lendl Simmons, taking on Antigua Hawksbills, led by Marlon Samuels, coached by former Australia boss, Tim Nielsen, and mentored by the great Sir Viv Richards.

Tomorrow sees a mouth-watering double-header.

First up, legendary former West Indies openers, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, go head-to-head as team mentors, as the Red Steel, led by Dwayne Bravo, face off against Kieron Pollard's Barbados Tridents. The opening weekend draws to a close with Chris Gayle's defending champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, taking on West Indies T20 captain, Darren Sammy, and the St Lucia Zouks.