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MARGATE/FL – USA: All rounder Zishawn Qureshi has been announced on the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 draft.
Qureshi is one of 13 players from America who have registered in the draft and will be available for any of the six franchises when the draft takes place later this month in London. Qureshi recently led the US All Stars to the USA Nationals T10 title. Included in the draft is the popular Ali Khan who was a standout player for the champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) last year and Jaskaran Malhotra who played for the St. Lucia Stars in 2018.
Both Ali Khan and Malhotra played under captain Qureshi in the US Open T20 tournament in Fort Lauderdale last year. Qureshi was at the helm of the US All Stars who were knocked out at the semi-final stages on the back of a whirlwind century from Andre Russell.
A record 536 players from 20 overseas countries and the West Indies are available to be picked by the six Hero CPL teams. Included in the list are some of the best T20 players in the world with the likes of Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Shakib al Hasan, Jofra Archer and JP Duminy putting their names forward along with Caribbean stars such as Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope.
Prior to the draft, each franchise will have the option to retain and/or acquire a maximum of six players, although there is no obligation to do so. The players they can potentially retain are as follows:
Minimum of three (3) West Indian players, a maximum of four (4)
Maximum of one (1) overseas player, reduced to none if four (4) West Indians retained A Marquee Player whether retained or acquired An ICC Americas Player, whether retained or acquire.
All retentions will be announced during the live broadcast of the player draft which will be broadcast on the Hero CPL social media channels from 2pm GMT on 22 May.
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