Former Mumbai and Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Pravin Tambe has become the first Indian player to have been picked up by a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise.
Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have signed Pravin Tambe for USD 7,500 for the CPL 2020 season in a virtually held CPL draft.
Tambe was one of the two Indians in the CPL 2020 draft. The other being former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Asad Pathan. However, 36-year-old Pathan found no takers.
Pravin Tambe, who was first spotted by Rajasthan Royals in 2013, has also played for Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
In 2019 IPL auction, Tambe had been picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders but he was disqualified for playing in unsanctioned UAE T10 league.
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan was picked up the defending champions Barbados Tridents along with English batsman Alex Hales and Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed who was part of their Trinbago Knight Riders’ (TKR) Championship winning team in 2018 was brought back by the franchise.
The three time champions Knight Riders have retained the core of their local players for the 2020 season.
Ross Taylor signed up by Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Guyana Amazon Warriors added New Zealand’s Ross Taylor and Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq to their squad while retaining 13 players from the team that went unbeaten during the league stage of last year’s tournament
Australia’s hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn and Ben Dunk, New Zealand’s leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and Pakistan’s left arm pacer Sohail Tanvir were picked up St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
Carlos Brathwaite, who played for the Patriots last season, has been signed up by Jamaica Tallawahs. The Tallawahs had a poor run in the last season ending up at the bottom of the table.
The CPL 2020 is scheduled to be played August 18 through September 10 behind closed doors in Trinidad & Tobago, subject to the permission from the local government.
Teams for CPL 2020
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 Searles, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Qais Ahmad, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jessy Singh
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
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Rassie van der Dussen, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Rayad Emrit, Dennis Bulli, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Da Silva, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archilbald, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Sunny Sohal
Barbados Tridents: Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis, 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, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shayan Jayangir
Jamaica Tallawahs: Andre Russell, Sandeep 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, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud