The 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) is scheduled to be the ninth season of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic Twenty20 cricket league played in the West Indies. The tournament is scheduled to be held from 28 August to 19 September 2021, with all the matches taking place in Saint Kitts and Nevis. A players' draft is due to be held on 26 May 2021. The Trinbago Knight Riders are the defending champions.
The CPL is played in the West Indies annually since 2013. A total of 7 teams have participated in the tournament so far with one of them now defunct. In the previous 8 seasons, there have been 3 different winners. The Trinbago Knight Riders (earlier known as Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel) have won the title four times while the Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents have won it twice each.
The Caribbean Premier League will have six teams namely Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks play a double round-robin league stage. All teams will be playing every other team twice before making it to the semi-final stage. The top-placed and fourth-placed teams will play the first semi-final followed by the second and third-placed teams contesting the other semi-final.
The Final will be played a couple of days after the second semi-final.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the CPL this year will be conducted across just venues in the same city. Saint Kitts and Nevis will host all 33 matches with the Final scheduled at the latter.