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(Trinidad Guardian) Caribbean Premier League (CPL) executives have accepted the T&T Government’s offer of US$1 million to host this year’s CPL finals, but Cabinet approval is still needed for the deal to be finalised.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith, wrapped up the deal yesterday after he led held talks with the CPL group on behalf of the Government.

Speaking to Guardian Media Sports last night he described the meeting as a “pleasant” and “successful” one.

Smith said once his Government colleagues accept the proposal, the agreement will be fulfilled partly in T&T currency and partly in contra.

He said CPL Chief Executive Damien O’Donohue and chief operating officer Pete Russell seemed eager to host the grand regional T20 cricket finale in T&T.

However, he said the terms include the possibility of matches being played at both the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain and the recently opened Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

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