Law firm Muckle LLP has been working with a sporting firm in the Caribbean to help bring a global event in the islands’ calendar to fruition.
The Newcastle firm has spent eight months providing legal advice to St Lucia-based Caribbean Premier League Ltd, on all aspects of the Caribbean Twenty 20 Cricket Tournament, which is televised around the world to more than 200 million people
Negotiations were led by partner John Devine and associate solicitor Stephen Green, who were part of an eight strong Muckle team.
The work required Muckle to advise on all legal aspects of the tournament and the team also helped to secure Kevin Pietersen’s involvement. Pietersen heads the list of international cricket stars who entered the draft, which also includes Chris Gayle, Saeed Ajmal, Corey Anderson, Kevin O’Brien and Matthew Maynard.
Tony McPhillips, who manages the CPL relationship, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Caribbean Premier League on one of cricket’s highest profile, global tournaments. The influence of the tournament extends beyond the West Indies to North America, India and Australia. “