…CPL Draft sets for Thursday
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - WITH the 2022 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) still weeks away, the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots have announced their overseas signings for the tournament which gets underway next month.
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will join the defending champions, along with exciting South African batter Dewald Brevis who has impressed for the Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League.
Hasaranga will be available after the first few matches of the Patriots season and Pakistani off-spinner Qasim Akram will be with the franchise until he arrives. He (Akram) led the Pakistan team which took part in the U19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean earlier this year.
South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius and Afghan leg-spinner Izharulhaq Naveed will be with the Patriots for their first appearances at the Hero CPL.
The Patriots have one more overseas spot left to fill, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Patriots alsol have five more spots to fill at the Hero CPL draft, and details of these picks will be released during the Draft Show to be broadcast on Thursday (Jul. 7) at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time.
Also joining the franchise will be Darren Bravo, who played with the Trinbago Knight Riders last season.
The Patriots had won the tournament on home soil last year, after the entire season was played in St. Kitts and Nevis.
This year, the tournament will be played across four venues - St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Guyana. The latter will play host to the Finals.