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India’s Star Sports has sealed a two year deal to broadcast the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in the country, while Sky Sports will cover the tournament for cricket fans in the UK and Ireland.

CPL T20 2018 9 August 2018The tournament kicks off today (9 August) in Port of Spain with Shah Rukh Khan’s defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders taking on St Lucia Stars. Later in the day, Chris Gayle skippers St Kitts and Nevis Patriots against Guyuna Amazon Warriors in Providence.

Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents will play on 11 August against Trinbago and 12 August against Guyana respectively.

In a total of 34 matches, CPL is also expected to feature Caribbean players Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Daren Sammy. Global cricket stars joining the action include disgraced Australian player David Warner, Steve Smith, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn and Shoaib Malik.

In 2017, the CPL attracted more than 197 million viewers on broadcast and digital platforms combined.

Both Star Sports and Sky Sports will broadcast every match of the Caribbean professional T20 league. The tournament adds to the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast networks’ existing portfolio of cricketing tournaments which include International Cricket Council (ICC) events and the Indian Premier League.