Caribbean Premier League news June 15, 2013

CPL franchises announce team names

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 on June 20, 2013, 4:03 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!

  • Dummy4 on June 18, 2013, 21:27 GMT

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

  • FARHAN on June 18, 2013, 9:45 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2013, 14:26 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 luck to them all

  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2013, 13:00 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2013, 9:27 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2013, 1:30 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

  • Matthew on June 16, 2013, 22:04 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 :)

  • Dummy4 on June 16, 2013, 14:17 GMT

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

  • nigel on June 16, 2013, 11:17 GMT

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

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