Another season of Caribbean Premier League has ended and Jamaica Tallawahs has won it for the second time. This edition was the best edition of CPL because this year a lot more international players played in it. In earlier seasons, players from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia were busy with their national sides but in this season all of them were there and added a new colour to the tournament. Players like Watson, Hussey, McCullum has retired from international cricket so they were fully available for the tournament. While South African players were already there as they had tour of West Indies before CPL.
I used the words, it added a new colour to the tournament because when cricket is played in Caribbean countries, all the vibrant colours of the game come out. One experiences a different vibe and completely different atmosphere while watching the game being played in Caribbean countries. I think the difference is made by the people living there. People who come to watch a CPL match in stadium bring all the colours with them. They bring the excitement, zeal and their moves to the stadium. They come to stadium to celebrate the game. It won’t be wrong to say that you won’t find more lively and energetic audience anywhere else in the world.
They dance till the last ball of the cricket match without worrying about anyone. Here, if someone except cheerleaders dance during the match even for few minutes people start laughing on him or her. They cheer till the last ball of the match and if home team wins they celebrate it like a festival but if their team loose then also they don’t throw bottles at players, damage stadium property or burn players’ posters. They just leave with a smile on their face. West Indies is not a country now on the global map. It has been divided into different islands. So Caribbean Premier League is like a fight between those islands but you will never feel like there is a fight between those islands. Spectators cheer both the teams on the ground.
You will never experience the silence in the ground during a CPL match. No matter whether their team is playing well or not, people just come out with their drums to celebrate the game and they celebrate it for three hours and go back home with the smile on their face. These characteristics of the spectators force us to enjoy the game. They bring bliss in our lives with their moves, zeal and excitement. And not only spectators contribute to the game but Caribbean players also contribute a lot. They bring more life in the game with their hitting along with moves, zeal and excitement which they possess in their genes. Sometimes I wonder where do they make these kind of batsmen. Which factory manufactures batsmen with such power?
All these factors makes Caribbean Premier League, the Champyaan Premier League. I wait for it every year and every year it brings more colours and smiles in life. Let’s see which new colours CPL brings next year? In other words, what CPL has in store for us?