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Springer ready for CPL


Springer ready for CPL

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ROOKIE Barbados Tridents’ all-rounder Shamar Springer is ready for action in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which bowls off next month.

Springer, who delighted the world with his “chest roll” dance move at last year’s ICC Under-19 World Cup, said he is hoping to perform with distinction.

“I am motivated by having the ability to perform well on the cricket field, to see people smile and connect with them. I look forward to doing great things. My goals are to do well for myself, my team and win the tournament,” Springer said.

“You can expect some good performances – once I get the chance to play – and some entertainment as well. I’m thinking about another dance move, but I’m not certain of it yet,” Springer was quoted as saying.

This will be Springer’s second year with the Barbados Tridents outfit, captained by West Indies T20 star Kieron Pollard.

“I never thought that I would be able to reach this stage so quickly so it’s just a matter of maintaining it and improving,” he said.

Springer said he is hoping to benefit from being in the same dressing room as players like New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson and other international cricketers.

“He is one of the best batsmen in the world right now and I think I can pick his brain a bit and gain some tips from him. Just watching and observing what they do, I can add to my own game and make it better.”

The CPL starts in St Luciaon August 4, but the Tridents will play their opening matchin Fort Lauderdale the following day against theJamaica Tallawahs.(EZS/PR)