Congratulations to the 6 Team USA players selected in the #CPLDraft today who will go on to play in the Caribbean Premier League 2018 that starts in August.
Former Captain Steven Taylor and veteran left-armer Elmore Hutchinson have gone to the Jamaica Tallawahs. Current Team USA Captain Ibrahim Khaleel will join Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis at the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots whilst Jaskaran Malhotra and Sunny Sohal are off to the St Lucia Stars and the Barbados Tridents respectively. Saurabh Netravalkar was drafted by the Guyana Amazon Warriors but was not available for selection.
Caribbean superstars Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, and Lendl Simmons were picked, alongside several international icons including Brendon McCullum, Sohail Tanvir, Shakib al Hasan, Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla and Shahid Afridi. Amongst those making their CPL T20 debut include Australian all-rounder D’Arcy Short, while Jamaican star Andre Russell returns after missing CPL 2017.
This year each team has a roster of 18 cricketers, with the top salary slot netting the players US$160,000. 2018’s draft saw a record 227 overseas players and 121 West Indian cricketers up for selection.
Full details of the players drafted are below.