Cape Premier League grows to 9 teams with addition of Western Stallions

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The Western Stallions will join the men’s Cape Premier League next season.

The addition of the Stallions will grow the men’s CPL to nine teams. The tournament launched with six teams in 2019 before the the Peninsula Patriots and West Coast Outlaws joined in 2021.

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“In a strategic move poised to reshape the National Premier League landscape, the Cape Premier League proudly announces the incorporation of the Western Stallions,” read a statement from the CPL.

“This groundbreaking move is set to redefine the contours of cricket in the Western Cape, unveiling a realm of opportunities for both seasoned players and emerging talents.

“The CPL will ensure that the expansion translates into tangible benefits for players. With the Western Stallions joining the CPL fold, players can expect an increase in playing opportunities, elevating the cricketing experience for all involved.

“Each CPL team will now engage in a minimum of eight games within a CPL tournament, injecting a heightened sense of competition.

“This strategic decision aims to not only intensify the sporting spectacle, but also provide players with a more extensive platform to showcase their prowess and skills on the field.

“The inclusion of Western Stallions extends the CPL network to encompass diverse talent from previously untouched regions within the Cape.

“This geographical expansion holds the promise of a richer, more inclusive cricketing family, fostering the growth of the sport across communities and demographics.”

The Devil’s Peak Dragons are the reigning CPL champions. The Dragons are the most successful team in the history of the tournament with two titles.

The Cape Vikings won the inaugural CPL title in 2019. The Patriots, Outlaws, Atlantic Pirates, District Sixers and Bo-Kaap Phantoms have never won the CPL title.

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