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Cricket: Hero Caribbean Premier League returns

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THE HIGHLY successful Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) returns in June and opportunity knocks for the participants.

CPL tournament director, Michael Hall, of the is of the opinion that there are opportunities for players from across the West Indies and beyond to follow the lead of Rovman Powell and launch their careers on the international stage when the tournament gets underway.

With the likes of Powell and Nicolas Pooran blazing a trail in 2016 and following on from the path paved by the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Mohammed and Daren Sammy amongst many others since the CPL’s inception back in 2013, Hall believes that opportunity can knock for players to emerge and break through in front of a large global audience.

Hall said on the CPL website:

“This year teams have been allowed to retain as many players as they wanted from the previous squads last year.

“A good portion of the teams are already in place. The rule was changed this year because the players were under three-year contracts.

“The interest is extremely high and I think that the younger West Indian players have seen people like Rovman Powell who emerged as a star player in last year’s CPL.

“They’re all throwing their hats into the ring to see if a team will take a chance on them and if they get picked up it can be a chance to launch their own careers.”

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