Vincy Premier League T10
Since March 2022, Vincy premier league has joined the competitive queue that involves the international players of a full member team. The series returned to be played after a long hiatus due to Covid-19 pandemic hit. The Vincy Premier League (VPL) is a franchise-based T10 cricket tournament which started in May 2022. It was the inaugural season of the tournament in the eastern Caribbean country of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
As 2022 was the inception year of this tournament. For Vincy Premier League match prediction on the upcoming matches, you can get free cricket betting tips.
For more information about the inauguration of VPL T10, read on.
Inaugural of Vincy Premier League
The first edition of the T10 premier league was hosted in May 2022. In this tournament, 6 teams participated and the matches were played from May 22 to May 31, 2022 at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex in Vincent.
Despite the hosting of VPL, the Pacific nation of Vanuatu became the first country to resume cricket after the Pandemic impeded all the sports in March, the VPL got to be the first tournament in which the players weren't allowed to use the saliva on the ball to avoid the spread the infection. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the medical experts at various cricket boards decided to come to this agreement.
When the tournament was opened for the fans, the government imposed no restrictions on St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Format of VPL
For Vincy premier league predictions, you must know everything about the matches. This tournament comprises 30 matches with 3 games scheduled per day. Six franchises picked 72 players via draft and the auction was conducted on May 11. With free cricket betting tips, you can bet on the upcoming matches of the tournament. Among the selected players, there are 6 marquee players, including 3 West Indies players - seamer Kesrick Williams, opening batsman Sunil Ambris and left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy.
Before Covid, the last match was played on March 15 when the Karachi Kings hosted the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGA) hosted VPL and its president, Kishore Shallow is also the vice-president at Cricket West Indies (CWI).
Shallow told the reporters that VPL was decided to be conducted in two weeks after online betting sites approached him. Then, he alarmed CWI and sent his formal request via the Windward Island Cricket Association (of which the SVGA is a member), who asked to sanction the VPL. Shallow spoke to both CWI chief executive, Johnny Grave and CWI cricket operations manager, Roland Holder about the VPL.
VPL On SpotLight After Covid
In the views of Shallow, in St Vincent and the Grenadines, there were a total of 18 positive cases at that time. Out of them, 10 were successfully recovered. Observing the risk posed by the pandemic, Shallow assured players with the endorsement from the local government and Health ministry.
He said that the players won’t be exposed to the public and will take all the necessary precautions to safeguard the players, including additional short breaks at multiple points during the match, following the sanitization process.
He said, ‘No player would be allowed to use any saliva on the ball. Of course, we will be having different dedicated, assigned spaces around the players' pavilion for teams so that they are not necessarily crowded together. All teams would have their own space where they could practice physical distance.’
He further said, ‘What we have been doing is managing the risk. So what we plan to do during the tournament is ask spectators to practice social and physical distancing. So they will be sitting at least a few seats apart. And because of the time the matches are taking place, we do not anticipate a massive crowd at the matches.’ Get Vincy premier league predictions with our experts.
Shallow said that the matches of the league would commence at an unusual time at 8:30 am local and would stretch up to 2 pm to draw the attention of the Indian audience.
‘We came up with this T10 franchise format because of the absence of sports content at this point, and thought that this brand of cricket would be enticing to cricket fans across the globe in a short duration’, Shallow at the launch of the draft on May 11, 2022.
Know about the participating teams for Vincy premier league predictions.
Botanic Gardens Rangers - Kesrick Williams (marquee); Nixon Mclean (coach)
Grenadines Divers - Obed McCoy (marquee); Ian Allen(coach)
Salt Pond Breakers - Sunil Ambris (marquee); Olanzo Jackson (coach)
La Soufriere Hikers - Desron Maloney (marquee); Irvin Warrican (coach)
Dark View Explorers - Lindon James (marquee); Bertram Stapleton (coach)
Fort Charlotte Strikers - Keron Cottoy (marquee); Kenroy Martin (coach)
VPL Teams Records
|TEAM||PLAYED||WINS||LOSSES||POINTS||NET RUN RATE|
|La Soufriere Hikers||8||6||2||12||2.258|
|Salt Pond Breakers||8||6||2||12||1.163|
|Botanic Gardens Rangers||8||6||2||12||1.123|
|Dark View Explorers||8||3||5||6||-0.852|
|Fort Charlotte Strikers||8||1||7||2||-1.791|