Tridents keep core of winning unit
Barbados Tridents, the defending Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions, retained the bulk of players who were instrumental in lifting the second trophy in franchise history last year.
Those named ahead of the CPL draft include captain Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves and Raymon Reifer all of Barbados, as well as Johnson Charles of the Windwards and Hayden Walsh Jr of the Leewards.
The nine Caribbean players who will be lining up for the 2020 season include emerging/West Indies Under-19 player Nyeem Young.
International retentions and signings will be announced at a later date.
This year, teams can retain as many players from their 2019 squads as they wish. They could also transfer players to other teams and sign emerging players.
Speaking about the Caribbean player retentions, Holder said: “We are really excited to build on last year’s championship win and it is great that we have been able to retain the core of our squad for this season. Combined with the international players that we are planning to add to the squad, we are looking forward to defending our championship.”
The CPL is scheduled to take place between August 19 and September 26, but the tournament organisers are currently watching the current situation with COVID-19 closely and are liaising with medical advisors and governments. A decision on whether the tournament can proceed as planned, or at a different time, will be made as soon as possible. (PR/SAT)
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