Floodlights finally coming to Sabina Park, courtesy Caribbean Premier League

The CPL had announced that Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and St Lucia are the front-running territories from which they will choose franchise teams. Of those territories, Jamaica remains the only one without lighting facilities, a requirement for hosting matches in the July 29 to August 26 competition.

updated: February 16, 2013 16:12 IST
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Kingston, Jamaica: Flood Lights will be installed at Jamaica's famed cricket venue, Sabina Park, in time to allow night matches in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League set to begin in July.

Both the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) have expressed confidence that an agreement on funding is close and that an announcement will be made soon.

The WICB and the JCA, who have been holding talks on a joint public private sector funding plan, say the installation budget is around $1.7 million.

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