More franchises could be coming to CPL

first_img He said the tournament had continued to attract some of the best international players, with the highest number of interest being shown at this year’s draft. “Ahead of the draft that was held in March of this year, we had more players registering for the draft than we ever had before,” Hall said. The 2018 CPL continues today with Guyana Amazon Warriors facing Jamaica Tallawahs in Guyana. Both are on 10 points but the Tallawahs are in third with the better net run rate. Game time is 7 p.m. BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC): Expressed interest from investors could see the number of teams in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) being increased. This word has come from CPL’s Director of Operations Michael Hall, who has said the addition of franchises to the T20 competition is a distinct reality. Since its establishment in 2013, six teams have competed in the CPL; the Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly TT Red Steel), Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Stars (formerly St Lucia Zouks) and the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots currently compete. In 2015, the Patriots replaced the Antigua Hawksbills that competed in 2013 and 2014. But Hall explained that the CPL was always looking to expand in an attempt to make the international tournament bigger and better. “The CPL, since I joined five years ago, has always been in expansion mode. I know that there has been, at least I have heard that there has been some heightened interest from potential investors looking to create some other franchises. “There is always that possibility. I know that discussions take place regularly and certainly the CPL as a league is in the market to have more teams. Whether that will happen in 2019 or 2020 it is hard to say, but we certainly would not be averse to increasing the number of teams in the league,” Hall said. Attractive tournamentlast_img read more

Bologna confirm Donadoni departure

first_imgBologna Bologna confirm Donadoni departure Jamie Smith 01:14 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roberto Donadoni Getty Images Bologna Serie A After three years in charge of the club, the former Italy international is moving on having finished a lowly 15th in Serie A in 2017-18 Bologna have confirmed the departure of coach Roberto Donadoni.The 54-year-old, who was appointed in 2015, saw his side take just one point from the last six games of the Serie A campaign.President Joey Saputo thanked Donadoni for his efforts after Bologna finished 15th in his final season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I consider Donadoni to be an excellent coach,” said Saputo. “He has given our club an important credibility.”We felt, however, that after three years his cycle in Bologna had come to an end despite the commitment and dedication that he and his staff have always shown.”I wish him the best fortunes for the rest of his career.”Donadoni’s former clubs include Genoa, Napoli and Parma, while he led Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2008.last_img read more