(Barbados Today) The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is in talks with the Pakistan Super League to create an annual series of matches between the winners of the two leagues. The CPL hopes that the idea will give the league more context and ultimately make it more commercially viable.

It is envisaged that the series, which could be launched next year, would feature three matches between the champions of the two leagues, to take place just before the 2018 CPL season.

The United States is viewed as an attractive location to stage the games, given the large number of cricket fans from both Pakistan and the Caribbean there.

“It would make the most sense, to have a three-game series over four days,” said Pete Russell, the chief operating officer of the CPL. “You have to look into all the practicalities – the commercial viability of it. The US would be a great place to play games like that. There’s definitely a feeling here that there’s a great Pakistani community, and obviously a great Caribbean community as well, so it’d be an interesting place to play it, wouldn’t it?”

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