CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2020:- Franchises of Caribbean Premier League have selected their teams on Monday for the CPL 2020 which is going to start from August 18 and will run until the 10th of September, 2020. There’s no stopping Pravin Tambe! The 48-year-old Indian cricketer has become the first from the country to feature in the Caribbean Premier League. Tambe was signed by Trinbago Knight Riders in Monday’s CPL draft and will play for the Kieron Pollard-led side. CPL 2020 will be held behind closed doors between August 18 and September 10 in Trinidad and Tobago after getting the nod from the local government in the wake of the COVID-pandemic.
Pravin Tambe had entered his name in the CPL draft after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) disqualified him from playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. There are many new faces selected by the CPL Franchises in their teams for the 2020 season of the CPL. Rashid Khan has been signed by the defending champions Barbados and his inclusion in the team will make them even more strong. Opener Alex Hales and Australian All-rounder Marcus Stoinis are other two players signed by the Barbados Tridents.
However, Tambe was pulled up by the BCCI for playing in unrecognized cricket leagues, referring to his stint in the T10 league. He returned to play in the Mumbai T20 League before entering the IPL auction in December last year. “I am fit and since the BCCI does not allow me to take part in its competitions why shouldn’t I play in other leagues. I am eligible to play outside and got picked by TKR,” Tambe had told The Indian Express last week. Tambe, who has played only 2 first-class games, shot to fame during his stint with Rajasthan Royals between 2013 and 2015. He went on to play for the now-defunct Gujarat Lions and also was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad squad. Tambe has not played IPL since 2016.
*Pravin Tambe becomes 1st Indian cricketer to play in Caribbean Premier League
*Tambe, 48, was picked up by Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2020 draft
*Tambe was barred from playing in IPL 2020 after he was picked up by KKR
CPL 2020 FULL 6 TEAM SQUAD:-Caribbean Premier League 2020 Full Squad:
Andre Russell, S Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Oshane Thomas, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston Mcsween, Andre Mccarthy, Nicholas Kirton, Jeavor Royal, Nkrumah Bonner, V Permaul, V Permaul
2.ST LUCIA ZOUKS
Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy, Colin Ingram, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Anrich Nortje, Chemar Holder, Obed Mccoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Noor Ahmad, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Javelle Glen, Saad Bin Zafar
3.TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS
Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, Sikandar Raza¸ Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, , Akeal Hosein, Muhammad Ali Khan
4.ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS
Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, R Van Der Dussen, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cotterell, Denesh Ramdin, Rayad Emrit, Dennis Bulli, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua De Silva, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Jon Russ Jaggesar, Sunny Sohal
Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Marcus Stonis, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh, Jr, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Justin Greaves, R Gurbaz, Shayan Jahangir
6.GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS
Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Qais Ahmad, Keemo Paul, S Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen Ul Haq, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jasdeep Singh