The battle lines have been drawn.
Today in Kingston, Jamaica, the draft for the players who will represent the six franchises in the imminent Caribbean Premier League was completed with fifteen players going to each franchise, inclusive of pre-selected West Indian and international franchise players, as well as those from three further pools of elite, regional and international and Under- 23 players.
Several regional stalwarts, as in keeping with the Twenty20 format to be found in the Indian Premier League and other international Twenty20 tournaments, will be playing for island franchises other than those of their birth. Some 12 Barbadians will be involved in the tournament, inclusive of: Kemar Roach (Antigua franchise), Dwayne Smith, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Kyle Mayers, Kirk Edwards, Ramon Reifer, Tino Best (St. Lucia franchise), Fidel Edwards (Trinidad and Tobago), Sulieman Benn (Trinidad and Tobago) and Miguel Cummins (Trinidad and Tobago).Today’s draft was supervised by former Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson, Walter Scott, QC and Lance Gibbs of the CPL’s Cricket Committee.
Players & Franchises
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Marlon Samuels, Ricky Ponting, Kieran Powell, Johnson Charles, Kemar Roach, Steven Smith, Sheldon Cotterell, Dave Mohammed, Devon Thomas, Gavin Tonge, Justin Kemp, Rakheem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Anthony Martin, Montcin Hodge
BARBADOS: Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Umar Akmal, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Rayad Emrit, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Kyle Mayers, Devendra Bishoo, Kirk
ST. LUCIA: Darren Sammy, Herschelle Gibbs, Albie Morkel, Tino Best, Tamim Iqbal, Shiv Chanderpaul, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Andre Fletcher, Garey Mathurin, Liam Sebastien, Dalton Polius, Kavem Hodge, Kenroy Peters, Nelon Pascal
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Dwayne Bravo, Ross Taylor, Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Aaron Finch, Samuel Badree, Kevon Cooper, Kevin O’Brien, Suleiman Benn, Adrian Barath, Delorn Johnson, Nicholas Pooran, Yannick Cariah, Miguel Cummins, Justin Guillen
Edwards, Ramon Reifer GUYANA: Sunil Narine, Mohammed Hafeez,
Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin, James Franklyn, Christopher Barnwell Martin Guptill, Krishmar Santokie, Steven Jacobs, Ronsford Beaton, Trevon Griffith, Narsingh Deonarine, Veerasammy Permaul
JAMAICA: Chris Gayle, Muttiah Muralitharan, Andre Russell, Ravi Rampaul, Shaun Marsh, Vernon Philander, Danza Hyatt, Carlton Baugh, Nikita Miller, Jacques Rudolph, Chadwick Walton, Jermaine Blackwood, Akeem Dewar, Dave Bernard, Nkrumah Bonner