South Africa’s one of the most destructive player AB de Villiers has signed up with Hero Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Tridents for 4th edition of competition. The Proteas batsman who is also known as 360 player, will join Barbados team as marquee player.
AB said, “Barbados is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I am honoured to have been invited to join the Tridents. The CPL has been growing each year, and I’m pleased that this year the league fits so neatly within the Proteas’ international schedule.”
The destructive middle order batsman is used to play in IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise which is owned Vijay Mallya who recently bought Barbados Tridents team in CPLT20. So De Villiers will be once again playing for Mr. Mallya but in a different twenty20 cricket league.
“Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore, my team in the Indian Premier League, has recently secured an interest in the Tridents and I am very much looking forward to joining forces with him in another part of the world,” de villiers added.
The Proteas star batsman recently appointed the full time captain of national team in tests, so he’ll be having busy schedule over the next months after the conclusion of ICC World T20 2016. He’ll have to play IPL as well as CPL and represent South Africa. So he is looking forward for busy schedule.
“I’ve had a careful look at my schedule and am looking forward to the next few months. For players in my position, it is important to find a balance between playing international cricket and participating in the various T20 leagues around the world. I’ve had a careful look at my schedule and am looking forward to the next few months.”
“For players in my position, it is important to find a balance between playing international cricket and participating in the various T20 leagues around the world,” AB de Villiers said in a statement.
The other 5 marquee players in Caribbean Premier League 2016 are Kumar Sangakkara, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, Martin Guptil and Faf du Plessis.