The people's festival

The Caribbean Premier League has been received with enthusiasm. West Indies cricket has lessons to learn from the tournament

Krishmar Santokie bowled three batsmen

Barry Parasram

Guyana v Jamaica, CPL 2013, final, Port-of-Spain

'Real fete boy'

The exuberant Triniposse was in attendance, and the DJ belted out Soca beats, Indian music and everything in between. Perfect finish to the CPL, though the home team wasn't in the final

Renaldo Matadeen

Caribbean Premier League 2013

'Mr Big Six' and the 'natural leader'

ESPNcricinfo presents the top five players from the inaugural Caribbean Premier League

Andre Russell blasted 47 runs off 19 balls to take Jamaica to victory

Renaldo Matadeen

Caribbean Premier League 2013

Russell's sixes, Shakib's 6 for 6

ESPNcricinfo presents the top five moments from the inaugural Caribbean Premier League

Shakib Al Hasan exults after dismissing Dwayne Bravo

Renaldo Matadeen

Caribbean Premier League 2013

Foreign flavour in Caribbean fest

For an inaugural season, the Caribbean Premier League has managed to pull in some of the biggest names in cricket and their impact on the league has been impressive

Ricky Ponting wasn't at his best during his 20

CPL 2013

Taking their CPL chances

One of the objectives of the in­au­gu­ral Caribbean Premier League was to provide young West Indies players a showcase for their talents, as the fashionable phrase has it

Andre Fletcher hoists the ball straight

West Indies cricket

Non-stop limited overs cricket a concern for West Indies

Perhaps the money on offer from the CPL will be enough to persuade players, for their own good and that of West Indies cricket, to remain at home and participate again in the regional tournaments, so weakened by their absence

Renaldo Matadeen

Caribbean Premier League 2013

Bravo, Gayle want seniors to inspire youngsters

Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle believe that the return of the star players in the Caribbean will help develop youngsters, and the game, throughout the islands

Military man Sheldon Cotterrell sends off a batsman with a salute

CPL 2013

CPL erases early doubts

The tournament has found sponsors aplenty and fans have packed the stadiums. The WICB's decision to sell the league to a private organisation of proving to be the difference