Caribbean Premier League seals double deal

The Caribbean Premier League has announced a pair of commercial tie-ups before the start of the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 cricket competition later this month.

India-based cricket apparel and equipment manufacturer TK Sports has signed up as the league’s official supplier of team kits and protective equipment.

TK Sports has an established presence in Twenty20 cricket as the kit manufacturer for Indian Premier League sides Pune Warriors and Kings XI Punjab.

Demerara Distillers’ rum brand El Dorado will also be an official partner of the CPL. As part of the agreement, El Dorado will sponsor the ‘Catch of the Match’ award in each of the competition’s 24 matches.

The CPL gets underway on July 30 when Barbados Tridents host St Lucia Zouks.