The CPL 2021 begins on August 26 and concludes on September 15. Despite the dates still close to a month away, teams have been busy with the draft. Throughout May, teams were engaging in talent acquisition to assemble the strongest playing elevens.
The CPL Draft updates include information on players signed, backroom staff changes, and retained players. Below is a recollection of the CPL Draft live highlights. Furthermore, the highlights include details of each team’s draft activity.
The Caribbean Premier League 2021 draft was a hive of activity. Additionally, some activities stood out more than others. Here is a compilation of the highlights.
Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Chris Gayle joins the franchise as their direct pick. In addition, Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo also account for the new talent in the squad; the pair join from Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders, respectively. Furthermore, the retained player list features Rayad Emrit, Dominic Stakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, and Fabian Allen.
Unfortunately, you will not be seeing Imran Khan, Colin Archibald, Chris Lynn, Kieran Powell, Jahmar Hamilton, Alzarri Joseph, Ish Sudhir, and Sohail Tanvir playing. These players are occupants of the franchise’s list of players set for release.
The franchise retains Jason Holder, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Hayden Walsh Jr., Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, and Kyle Mayers. Conversely, Rashid Khan, Corey Anderson, Raymon Reifer, Shayan Jahangir, Keon Harding, Ashley Nurse, Shamar Brooks, and Jonathan Carter are released. On the other hand, Mohammad Amir is the team’s direct pick.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
On the retained player list are Nicholas Pooran, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Ashmead Nedd, and Chandrapaul Hemraj. Shoaib Malik is the only acquisition for the franchise.
The Kingston-based franchise has Shakib Al Hasan as their direct pick. Additionally, Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards, and Veerasammy Permaul remain with the squad. Moreover, those on the release list include Asif Ali, Preston Mc Sween, Nicholas Kirton, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Sandeep Lamichane.
St Lucia Zouks
Finally, the St Lucia Zouks have Faf du Plessis as their direct pick, with Andre Fletcher and Kesrick Williams part of the players the franchise is retaining for this season.
The draft activity indicates that fans are in for a spectacle come August 28. So visit Pure Win News with us regularly to catch all the updates for CPL 2021.