Caribbean Premier League extends Unibet partnership

Online sports betting company Unibet has signed a two-year extension to its partnership with the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

Unibet, which first teamed up with the CPL last summer, will continue to serve as the official betting partner of the league. The agreement will cover the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament.

The company will offer a range of CPL-specific betting offers such as coin tosses, the number of sixes scored, the length of the longest six and head-to-heads between players. Unibet’s Action Betting markets will facilitate ball-by-ball betting.

“We believe that this partnership will enhance the fan experience around the CPL as well as help to enhance the profile of the competition internationally for the seasons ahead,” CPL chief operating officer Pete Russell said.

Unibet will also continue to serve as an official sponsor of the Zouks franchise, which includes such stars as Johnson Charles and Darren Sammy, who both featured in the West Indies team that won the World Twenty20 international tournament in India earlier this month.

This year’s CPL begins on June 30 when the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots host Guyana Amazon Warriors.