Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. 8 May 2019 -- Trinbago Knight Riders announced today that they have signed Kieron Pollard as their Marquee Player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which will be played from 4 September 4 to 12 October 2019. The Trinidadian all-rounder, who played for the Barbados Tridents from 2013 to 2017 and for St Lucia Stars in 2018, will be playing for his home franchise for the first time in his Hero CPL career in 2019.
Making the announcement, Venky Mysore, Director of TKR said, “We are delighted to welcome Pollard back home and its great to continue our efforts to bring as many Trini boys home as possible. I can’t wait for the reaction of the fans when Pollard takes the field at our opening game on 4 September.”
Pollard will be hoping to help TKR add to the three championships they have won in the last four tournaments in 2015, 2017 & 2018. Pollard has played in 474 T20 matches so brings a vast amount of experience to the Knight Riders squad, from CPL and from tournaments around the world.
The rest of the Trinbago Knight Riders squad will be decided at the Hero CPL Players Draft, which takes place on 22 May 2019.
ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:
First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Combining broadcast and digital viewership over 200 million fans watched the 2018 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. In 2018 the tournament made a positive economic impact across the Caribbean of US$127million. Trinbago Knight Riders are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Jamaica Tallawahs. The 2019 tournament will take place between 4 September and 12 October. For further information visit www.cplt20.com.
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