Flare energy and colour as CPL opens

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- The inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) T20 Tournament announced itself to the world with a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, smiling schoolchildren, beautiful dancers, screaming fans, pulsating music and fireworks broadcast around the globe.

A caravan of carnival revellers made their way around Kensington Oval in front of a sold out crowd, swaying to soca music and waving flags.

Some 450 young costumed revellers paraded alongside 90 schoolchildren wearing the kits of the six franchise teams and steelband played the national anthems of the six countries’.

Other highlights were the performance of the theme song “How We Play” by soca and dancehall artistes KES and Konshens and short concerts from both Konshens and soca diva Alison Hinds.

The striking ‘Roots’ trophy was also unveiled before host team Barbados Tridents beat the St. Lucia Zouks by 17 runs in the opening clash.

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