In what can be seen as a great development in the viewership in franchise T20 cricket, the Caribbean Premier League just taken a step forward. In this world where you get unlimited internet coverage, the league seems to make the best use of it. For the very first time, any franchise T20 cricket league will be live streamed on Twitter and the CPL becomes the first franchise to do so. Indian fans will also be able to enjoy over 150 highlight video clips from the league, courtesy an in-stream video sponsorship collaboration with the league and the sponsors.
"The global, public conversation around cricket happens on Twitter and we're thrilled to team up with CPL to add live-streamed cricket to that experience for fans in 54 countries," said Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific of Twitter.
"Together, we're excited to offer cricket fans a unique experience to take in the games, highlight video clips and the conversation, all in one place on Twitter," he added.
The six-franchise tournament got underway on August 8. The opening day saw Trinbago Knight Riders take on St Lucia Stars in Trinidad with the former running out comfortable winners. Captained by Dwayne Bravo, Knight Riders, thrashed St Lucia by 100 runs at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain.
In their second match and the league's third, the Dwayne Bravo led TKR had to bear the brunt of Andre Russell's all-round show. First, he picked up a hattrick when the Knight Riders were batting dismissing Mccullum, Bravo and Ramdin and then plundered the Knight Riders bowlers as he scored 121 off 49 balls hitting 13 sixes.
All 54 matches of the tournament will be live streamed on Twitter.