BT Sport has signed a two-year deal to show Caribbean T20 cricket, starting from July 11th.
The deal includes coverage of St Lucia Zouks, whose line-up includes former England international Kevin Pietersen. Other top name talent to appear on the channel includes Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.
The tournament features six teams from across eight Caribbean countries playing in Eight venues including Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Antigua, Trinidad, Jamaica, St Lucia and St Kitts.
Each team plays each other in a league format, with the top four teams progressing to a play off.
In addition to live, peak-time coverage of all thirty matches, BT Sport will repeat each match as a one-hour highlights show.
Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann will join BT’s commentary team for the competition.
Coverage starts on 11 July at 7pm when the Amazon Warriors will face Hawksbills in Grenada. Grant Best, senior executive channel producer, BT Sport, said: “We are delighted to continue enhancing and expanding our multi-sport line up by bringing fans not only one of the most exciting cricket tournaments globally, but also the eagerly-awaited return to the crease of Kevin Pietersen.” Damien O’Donohoe, CEO, Caribbean Premier League, said: “We are delighted to partner with BT Sport who have quickly established themselves as a major player in sports media in the UK.
“The Caribbean Premier League was a huge success in its first year and we are now attracting the world’s best players such as Kevin Pietersen. We have big ambitions for the tournament going forward.”