CPL 2022 represents a 186% increase in overall economic impact to Guyana.

The 10th season of the Caribbean Premier League came to an end at the end of September last year (2022) with Jamaica Tallawahs winning by 08 wickets against Barbados Royals.

Jamaica Tallawahs defeated Barbados Royals by eight wickets on Friday night in the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2022) at Providence Stadium in Guyana. This was Jamaica’s third CPL title as they won the title back in 2013 and 2016 as well.

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Brandon King scores 50-ball 83 not out as Jamaica Tallawahs chased down 162-run target with 23 balls and eight wickets to spare during CPL 2022 final against Barbados Royals in Guyana.

The 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) had a combined broadcast and digital audience of 721.8 million. The total number of viewers exceeded half a billion, a new record for the tournament and for the third year in a row.

Accordingly, the 2022 viewership was a 39 percent increase on the 2021 viewership, making the Caribbean Premier League the second most-watched T20 league in the world.

2022 saw the return of fans to the biggest party in the game with full stadiums adding to the carnival atmosphere synonymous with Hero CPL. Matches were held in St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana and a large number of sports fans from all four countries came to experience the tournament.

Pete Russell, CEO of the CPL, says it’s a big step for the regional tournament to be able to surpass half a million spectators three times in a row.

“To have passed half a billion in viewership for the third year in a row, and to have taken a big step towards reaching one billion, is huge for Hero CPL.”

“2022 saw us celebrate ten years of this wonderful tournament and it was without question the best one yet. The rapidly increasing viewership number is just another indication of where Hero CPL sits, and we are delighted that we have been able to celebrate the success of this league with fans, governments, and commercial partners across the Caribbean.”

It is also reported that 84,425,587 million US dollars was earned for Guyana who hosted the final round of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 tournament. In a press release, CPL stated that the figure represents a 186% increase in overall economic impact to Guyana.

In addition, 25,783 hotel room nights were filled during the tournament and more than 50,000 fans attended tournament games alone.

The hotel figures for 2019 represent a 236% increase on the numbers when Guyana last hosted the tournament. The CPL said the figures were generated by research firm YouGov Sport.

Commenting further, Hero CPL Chief Executive Pete Russell was grateful for the continued amazing support from Guyana as well as Irfan Ali’s vision.

Pete Russell, CEO of the CPL- image courtesy: CPL

“The reception for the Hero CPL in Guyana last year exceeded anything we have seen before, and we are hugely grateful for the vision of His Excellency Irfaan Ali, who masterminded the Cricket Carnival concept and showed how cricket can deliver significant economic value when planned alongside other entertainment initiatives.”

“We are so grateful for the amazing support we continue to receive in Guyana and are thankful that we have been able to repay the country with these fantastic numbers. We can’t wait to make an even bigger impact in 2023.”

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