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CPL franchises announce team names

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 15, 2013

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CPL teams

  • Antigua: Antigua Hawksbills
  • Barbados: Barbados Tridents
  • Guyana: Guyana Amazon Warriors
  • Jamaica: Jamaica Tallawahs
  • Trinidad & Tobago: T&T Red Steel
  • St Lucia: St Lucia Zouks

The Caribbean Premier League announced the team names and logos for the six participating franchises through a media release on Friday. The inaugural Caribbean Premier League is scheduled to begin on July 30.

Suggestions for the team names were invited through social media and CPL chief Damien O'Donohoe said: "We are thrilled with the final team names and the logos. We believe they are reflective of the character and culture of each country, and I'm sure each team will live up to their name. Our fans had some very inspired suggestions, which were taken into consideration, and definitely contributed to the creative process which resulted in these names."

The 15-man squads for the six teams were finalised through a draft on June 6. The League features top West Indies players like Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo. Among international players, Ricky Ponting, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Herschelle Gibbs and Ross Taylor have been been signed on by franchises.

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Posted by   on (June 20, 2013, 5:03 GMT)

What? Antigua Hawksbills? What kind of ridiculous name is that? Why not Antigua Hawks? Or, Antigua Bills? I'd sure like to see the list of options that were suggested. This name has got to be the worst possible option. A totally ridiculous name for any kind of team, methinks!

Posted by   on (June 18, 2013, 22:27 GMT)

True guyanese we r the warriors supporting my team all the way

Posted by FM97 on (June 18, 2013, 10:45 GMT)

these names are much better than those of any IPL teams... really innovative and flair-filled like West Indies itself

Posted by   on (June 17, 2013, 15:26 GMT)

D-Train - Zouk is a form of music a while a Hawksbill is a rare endangered Turtle which nests on the many beaches (365 beaches) of Antigua. As a bajan not surprised by the Trident name selected ....best luck to them all

Posted by   on (June 17, 2013, 14:00 GMT)

i am a very patriotic Guyanese i support the amazon warriors ALL THE WAY

Posted by   on (June 17, 2013, 10:27 GMT)

Not really happy with the team players as Afghanistan Players are not given chance to play.

Posted by   on (June 17, 2013, 2:30 GMT)

I am Guyanese, But i support the Jamaican Tallawahs because of the Name and team logo the best out of all CPL to DI WORLD

Posted by degama01 on (June 16, 2013, 23:04 GMT)

Been a Windies fan all my life, and have become a keen follower of the Boston Red Sox since I'm living in Massachusetts. Now, I move from sox to steel as I support the Trinidad Red Steel :)

Posted by   on (June 16, 2013, 15:17 GMT)

St Lucia Zouks..........

Posted by chanders1fan on (June 16, 2013, 12:17 GMT)

T and T red steel "all the way".... yeah yeah... We going to "Steel" this competition.

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Tournament Results
Tallawahs v Amazon at Port of Spain - Aug 24, 2013
Tallawahs won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Tallawahs v Tridents at Port of Spain - Aug 23, 2013
Tallawahs won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Amazon v Red Steel at Port of Spain - Aug 22, 2013
Amazon won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Tallawahs v Red Steel at Kingston - Aug 18, 2013
Tallawahs won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hawksbills v Amazon at North Sound - Aug 17, 2013
Amazon won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Tallawahs v Tridents at Kingston - Aug 17, 2013
Tallawahs won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Zouks v Red Steel at Kingston - Aug 17, 2013
Red Steel won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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