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The Antigua Hawksbills is a dormant Caribbean Premier League franchise based in Antigua and Barbuda, playing its home games at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Saint Peter Parish, Antigua. The name 'Hawksbills' comes after the sea turtle that populates around the Caribbean Sea and is critically endangered according to the World Conservation Union.

Antigua Hawksbills
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Captain: Jamaica Marlon Samuels
Coach: Antigua and Barbuda Viv Richards
Australia Tim Nielsen
Colours:      Black
Founded: 2013
Home ground: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Capacity: 10,000

The Antigua Hawksbills is a dormant Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise based in Antigua and Barbuda, playing its home games at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Saint Peter Parish, Antigua. The name 'Hawksbills' comes after the sea turtle that populates around the Caribbean Sea and is critically endangered according to the World Conservation Union.

The franchise was one of six established for the inaugural CPL season in 2013, and the only one located in the Leeward Islands. The Hawksbills placed fifth in 2013, and then last during the 2014 edition of the CPL, winning three of out its sixteen games during that time. Antiguan Viv Richards coached the team in 2013, but was replaced by Tim Nielsen, an Australian, for the 2014 season. Marlon Samuels, a Jamaican, was the team's captain for both seasons.

In February 2015, it was announced that the Antigua Hawksbills would not participate in the 2015 CPL season, with a number of its players to instead play with a new franchise based in Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is intended that the Hawksbills franchise will be revived at a later date, with the CPL consequently featuring seven teams rather than six.