St Kitts and Nevis will host the finals of this year’s Caribbean Premier League, after much negotiation with the Trinidad and Tobago government.

Deputy Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Shawn Richards, has confirmed that his government is close to signing on the dotted line for the finals to take place in his country.

St Kitts is no stranger to hosting the finals, which were held there in 2014.

The other two finals were held in Trinidad in 2013 and 2015.

The T&T government was not interested in parting with USD$1-Million in foreign currency this year, at a time when the country has a shortage of foreign exchange.

Trinidad and Tobago was interested in staging the finals but wanted to pay the CPL in local currency, which the organisers rejected.

The 2016 edition gets underway tomorrow in Trinidad with the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders playing the St. Lucia Zouks at the Queen’s Park Oval.