On 10th March 2017 Caribbean Premier League Players Draft Held But ahead of that time All the Six Franchise are announced the List of Marquee Names for the Biggest party in Sport – CPL 2017 Season 5.
The full squad lists for all six franchises of CPL 2017 will be announced on 10th March 2017 Friday from the 10am (Barbados time) Which you can get live on the Hero CPL’s Facebook page.
HERO CPL ROLL OF HONOUR: Jamaica Tallawahs (2013), Barbados Tridents (2014), Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, 2015), Jamaica Tallawahs (2016)
2017 ‘MARQUEE’ PLAYERS: Martin Guptill (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Lasith Malinga (St. Lucia Stars), Brendon McCullum (Trinbago Knight Riders), Chris Morris (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots), Kumar Sangakkara (Jamaica Tallawahs), Kane Williamson (Barbados Tridents)
“As an Australian player it is always one of the place you love to go, watching the tours on the televisions and always a tough place to be able to play for the Aussies, especially with the quality of the West Indian teams. Now having a chance to play for the (Hero) CPL and playing for one of the franchises and be based in St. Lucia was a really special time. To really feel like a local even though, I am not as cool as the locals, and being embraced as a local was an awesome experience.
“(Daren) Sammy is a very charismatic guy. A strong leader says things that needs to be said at the right time and on the field he absorbs pressure very well, great decision making under pressure which we have all seen for the West Indies as well. The Draft is always an exciting time it is the unknown, it is not knowing where you going to go and who picks you up at that moment and time can change the direction of your life.
“Whether it’s the people and team that you go into and be around but also the opportunity of going into hopefully a great environment as well which can hopefully get the best out of you. Now with the Twenty 20 tournaments around the world it can really be a launching pad and change the direction of your life. It certainly is an exciting period more than an anxious period because you never know what is around the corner.” (Source CPL Official Site)