CPL announces record number of applications for this year’s draft
Four Caribbean-American cricket stars are up for the upcoming HERO CPL Player Draft, set for February 11th in Barbados.
From New York, Jamaican-born Timroy Allen, Guyanese-born Alex Amsterdam, and Guyanese-American Akeem Dodson are up for selection, while South Florida’s lone candidate is Miramar-based Steven Taylor, who played last year for CPL’s Barbados Tridents.
A record number of local and international stars have been officially registered for the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Player Draft.
Commenting on this year’s record list of applicants both in the West Indies and across the world, Director of International Cricket for CPL, Tom Moody said, “Some of the leading names in world cricket have signalled their intentions to join the biggest party in sport at the CPL, so this year’s competition is sure to be our most exciting to date.
“It is without doubt our most competitive roster and it is exciting to see such a high standard across the established and emerging nations around the world. That players from 14 nations have entered the Draft illustrates the global reach of the CPL, and with a sizable increase in the West Indies contingent which is up by over one-fifth this year, it is clear that the T20 game is growing from strength to strength.”