Marquee players named for CPL T20 2016
The list of marquee players for Hero Caribbean Premier League 2016 has been released. Top cricketers Kumar Sangakkara, Brendon McCullum, Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson and Martin Guptill have been announced the marquee players with one player remaining to be named ahead of CPLT20 players draft on 11 February. The complete list of players for draft will be announced on 2 February.
Caribbean Premier League CEO Mr. Damien O’Donohoe said, “We are hugely excited about the fourth season of CPL and we believe that this is our most exciting line up of talent to date.”
“For players of the calibre and international standing of Faf du Plessis, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara and Shane Watson to commit to the CPL is a significant endorsement of the growing stature of the CPL internationally,” he added.
CPLT20 Director of International Cricket Mr. Tom Moody said, “With the confirmation of these marquee players, the CPL is now truly established as one of the leading T20 leagues and compares favorably with the likes of the IPL and Big Bash League.”
“We are entering into a fascinating year of T20 cricket, with a number of players in this year’s Draft set to feature for their countries in the forthcoming ICC World T20 in India as well as in other leading domestic T20 competitions,” Moody mentioned.