CPL playersbring early tourism boost

Regional and international cricketers playing in the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament were able to enjoy the Crane Resort experience and tell their friends and fans about it.

The St. Phillip-based luxury property was home to players, officials and administrators for the Barbados leg of matches in the CPL which were played at Kensington Oval and broadcast to a global audience.

“We are very happy to partner with the CPL in providing accommodation for players, staff and executives of the tournament and also highly proud of the fact that they enjoyed the Crane experience ,” said general manager Michael Phillips.

Around 100 rooms at the Crane were taken over by CPL cricketers and related staff in a partnership that coincided with CPL business meetings and matches in Barbados.

The Crane boasts a rich history of hosting celebrities and for almost two weeks the resort was home to some of the leading stars in regional and international cricket.

CPL players and support staff, such as New Zealander Ross Taylor, South African Herschelle Gibbs and Pakistani Shoaib Malik, tweeted and mailed photos of the property, and the highly rated Crane Beach, to friends and family around the world

“It is an amazing property and the hospitality is first-class. I love it,” said Ross Taylor, who also indicated his intention to return to the property.

Trinidad and West Indies all-rounder Rayad Emrit was equally impressed with his Crane stay. “I never knew this kind of experience existed . It is something out of the ordinary and for sure I’ll be back”.

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