Over 120 Overseas Players apply for CPL 2014

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CPL Logo[www.inewsguyana.com] – Over 120 overseas based players have indicated their intention to take part in the 2014 edition of the Caribbean Premier League.

According to the company, the draft list which will be revealed on March 17 will feature 121 international stars from continents across the world.

Australia has the largest overseas contingent in the Draft with thirty names, including fifteen internationals, while a number of Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad has also signed up.

Players from New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka have also indicated their intention to participate in the tournament which will include several current and former international captains, leading test stars.

The full list of players will be announced on Monday March 17 while the draft, will take place in Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday April 3.

The 2014 entries feature more than five times the number that entered the 2013 draft. 

Meanwhile, over 100 Caribbean players have raced to sign their names in the hope of earning a contract in the tournament which has a 98% retention rate of players who played in the 2013 edition.

According to Caribbean Premier League Director of Cricket Tom Moody, it represents a growth in awareness.

“The quality and quantity of players registering for the Draft, in particular the huge surge in overseas players signing up, is testament to the great success of last year’s competition. The high standard of cricket and the unique Caribbean carnival atmosphere have made CPL the competition that everybody wants to play in.”

The tournament returns in July and August 2014.

 

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