CPL 2018: Mohammad Irfan joins Barbados Tridents

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Muhammed Irfan of Pakistan and Chris Gayle of West Indies during the ICC Champions Trophy group B match between West Indies and Pakistan (Getty Images)

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been called up by the Barbados Tridents for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which runs from August 8 to September 16.

According to CPL, The 36-year-old will replace fellow left-armer Junaid Khan, who has become unavailable.

Irfan has played just four Tests but has excelled in the white-ball format, where he has taken 83 wickets in 60 One-Day Internationals and 15 wickets in 20 T20 Internationals. Overall in T20s Irfan has claimed 94 wickets in 82 appearances.

“It is a disappointment not to have Junaid available but the experience of another left-arm quick like Mohammed Irfan will be an asset to the our campaign,” said Tridents head coach Robin Singh. “He is no stranger to international cricket and this know-how, coupled with his unique ability with the ball, means he will be a key part of the Tridents attack and a handful for opposing batsmen.”

Tridents open their season against Guyana Amazon Warriors on August 12 in Providence before taking on St Lucia Stars on August 17 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.

The Jason Holder-led side will then clash with Jamaica Tallawahs at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, United States before hosting five matches at the historic Kensington Oval in Barbados between August 25 and September 2.

Tridents close out their campaign with fixtures against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on September 4 at Warner Park in St Kitts, and against Trinbago Knight Riders on September 7 at Queen’s Park Oval.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors will play their first home match in less than two weeks, on August 9 against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. After which they will come up against the St. Lucia Stars on August 11 and the Barbados Tridents on August 12.

Patrons are urged to secure their tickets for the first three local matches as they are going fast.

Tickets for the 2018 Hero CPL cost:

RED AND GREEN STANDS – G$5000

ORANGE STAND – G$3000

GRASS MOUND – G$2500

CPL fans in the Berbice can purchase their tickets at the residence of Vijai Ramdhan at Lot 19 Princess Elizabeth Road, Queenstown, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

While Essequibo patrons can get tickets at the Imam Bacchus & Son’s Limited at Affiance on the Essequibo Coast.

Georgetown patrons can uplift their tickets at the head office at Camp and Quamina Streets.

For further information on ticketing please feel free to contact the CPL Guyana office on telephone numbers 231-5344, 231-2035 or 225-5840 and on e-mail – [email protected] or Mr. Ramdhan on #622-0982/#333-5981 and Imam Bacchus & Son’s Limited on #771 4996.

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