Cricket West Indians (CWI) have announced the Emerging players’ pool of 20 players for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2020).
Evert team will have a minimum of two Emerging player in their squad, meaning there will be a minimum of 12 West Indies qualified players aged under 23 taking part in the CPL 2020.
Each team will have to give at least five-match appearances across the tournament, either player making five appearances or five combined appearances between the two players.
The list includes five players from the West Indies team for the 2020 ICC Under 19 World Cup in South Africa. The players from Under 19 World Cup team are Kimani Melius, Jayden Seales, Ashmead Nedd, Nyeem Young and Kirk McKenzie.
While seven emerging players of CPL 2019 are included in the CPL 2020 emerging players’ list. The seven players are Amir Jangoo (Trinbago Knight Riders), Leniko Boucher (Barbados Tridents), Jeavor Royal, Roland Cato (St Lucia Zouks), Dominic Drakes (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots), Shamar Springer (Jamaica Tallawahs) and Keagan Simmons (Guyana Amazon Warriors). The teams can retain these players, or they can draft or sign another player from the list.
CPL 2020 Emerging Players pool List
|S. No||Player Name||Home Territory|
|6||Joshua da Silva||Trinidad|
CPL Tournament Operations director said, “The CPL takes its mandate of providing meaningful opportunities for the next generation of West Indies cricketers seriously, and we are happy to have again collaborated with Cricket West Indies on the Emerging Players initiative. It is now up to the players to make the most of it.”
While Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams said, “I am delighted that the Emerging Player program will continue into its second season, as it allows us to once again identify our best young talent and provide them with a program that will hasten their step up to the professional game.”
“We have selected another talented group of young regional cricketers, out of which 12 players will be drafted into the CPL – two per franchise. This group will also have the benefit of participating in a specialized high-performance camp in Antigua before going off to the tournament. Later in the year, the program will again use the Super 50 Cup to provide a competitive One-Day environment for the best young regional talent that would not otherwise get an opportunity within the franchise system,” he added.
“I am grateful to the CPL and the Franchise owners for their continued support to develop our young talent,” he said.