Carlylse Powell for Caribbean Premier League
Sports – Friday, 10th May 2013 — Mr. Carlylse Powell has landed another significant position with regards to West Indies Cricket.
The former Airport Manager on Nevis and Junior Minster in the former NRP Administration, has already secured an outstanding track record in terms of cricket Administration.
He had a successful tenure as cricket chief on Nevis, a meaningful stint as President of LICA, and an impressive run as a director of the WICB.
Additionally, he has managed quite a number of youth and senior cricket teams for Nevis and the Leeward islands with a stand out run in managing a very successful Leeward Island senior team.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Powell has landed the job as Operations Manager for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League–CPL
The CPL is set to bowl off at the end of June, with franchises based in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Matches will be played in the six franchise locations namely Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica.
The CPL organizers and main sponsor Digicel are currently in the process of visiting all franchise locations and having discussions with the Ministers of Tourism and Sports.
They are also engaging the Cricket Boards and owners/operators of Stadiums where matches will be held.
They have completed very successful meetings in Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados and Guyana. Meetings will be held in Trinidad on Friday 10th May and in Jamaica, sometime next week.
During his recent visit to Guyana, Powell was quoted as saying that Guyana is set to derive immense benefits from the games to be staged there.
He also said that the CPL will only be successful with the cooperation of the tourist boards of the supporting countries and the backing of officials spreading awareness about the event.
He further pointed out that the tournament will ensure that regional players are involved in the six franchise teams, explaining that each team would have 15 players, at least six of whom must be local players from that franchise country.
In addition, at least four of the players must be under the age of 23. The remainder of the team must consist of regional and/or local players and a maximum of four international players.
Franchise players include Chris Gayle, his fellow Jamaican teammate Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine; Dwayne Bravo; West Indies Team Captain Darren Sammy; and Kieron Pollard.
This year’s CPL will start on June 30 and concludes on August 24.
Carlylse Powell is the father of West Indies opening batsman, Kieran Powell.