The Superstars are Featuring Third Year in Succession
Cricket West Indies and Hero Caribbean Premier League have continued to give development chances to West Indians’ best young players in the ninth edition of the CPL. The CPL is supposed to take place from August 25 in St Kitts. Since 2019, and for the third sequential season, twelve players have been recruited, retained, or hired into the compulsory Emerging Player positions in every one of the six CPL establishments.
To guarantee that these players will get some essential severe playing experience, each CPL establishment will handle an Emerging Player at least multiple times during the competition. This way, they will also get the chance to prepare with probably the best players and mentors from across the Caribbean and worldwide.
Those retained and drafted players include recent West Indies Men’s Test and T20I debutants Joshua Da Silva and Kevin Sinclair. These two will feature for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon, respectively. These two young players have remarkably ascended through the CWI advancement positions over the most recent year and a half since featuring in the victorious West Indies Emerging group in the 2019 CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
Out of the 12 Emerging Players, four of them will be experiencing CPL for the first time. They include Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Kadeem Alleyne, and Leonardo Julien. McKenzie and James were members of the West Indies Under-19 side featured in the last ICC under-19 Cricket World Cup, which was held in South Africa in 2020. These two now have a chance to develop their white-ball skills with the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Jimmy Adams, CWI’s Director of Cricket, congratulated the players saying that the CWI is extremely happy for the 12 Emerging Players who will be in the CPL 2021 West Indies. He mentions that the Emerging Player program is now the center of the elite player pathway. The CPL plays a significant part in exposing these young players to the best players and even high-level competition. Adams is sure that the experience these young players acquire will be a substantial factor in making the next-generation players.
Graeme West, CWI’s High-Performance Manager, reflected on the third year of the CWI and CPL collaboration saying that the Emerging Player Program underlies the growth and strength of the CPL and CWI collaboration.
The 12 players for the CPL 2021 to feature West Indies include Dominic Drakes, Joshua Da Silva, Kadeem Alleyne, Jeavor Royal, Leonardo Julien, Jayden Seales, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem, Ashmead, Kevin Sinclair, Joshua James, and Kirk McKenzie.
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