The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be partnering with Centurion VR Inc. (Centurion) to introduce virtual reality fan experiences at the 2019 tournament which will take place from September 4 to October 12.
Centurion’s ground-breaking virtual reality experience allows fans to face bowling from some of the best cricketers in the world giving them the opportunity to hit them for a six or see if they will have their stumps rearranged. The system means users will be facing a virtual version of super quick yorkers and bouncers, or see the ball flying past their outside edge.
Centurion’s product has already proved to be a huge hit internationally, and with Centurion heading to the CPL this year it means fans across the Caribbean can be closer to the action than ever before with the chance to enjoy the world’s best cricket batting simulation during this year’s tournament.
Chris Watson, Head of Marketing for the Hero CPL, said: “At the Caribbean Premier League we have always prided ourselves on being at the forefront of cricketing innovation and also ensuring that those who attend our matches get a world-class experience. The chance for our supporters to be this close to the action is very exciting.”
Yasser Ghanchi, Founder and CEO of Centurion VR Inc., said: “We are delighted to partner with the Caribbean Premier League. Following a very successful consumer activation campaign across India earlier this year, Centurion’s partnership with CPL is an important step in our mission to bring our technology to cricket fans across the world.”