Caribbean Premier League (CPL) work with Cricket West Indies (CWI) to ensure that the best young players from across the region will be in CPL squads during the tournament and ensuring that these talented youngsters get game time. Players selected under this provision are called emerging players in CPL.
All the players are under the age of 23 years and are West Indies, qualified players. Each team should have a minimum of two emerging players and each team have to field an emerging player a minimum of five times across the tournament, either player making five appearances or five combined appearances between the two players.
Emerging players not only get the experience of training with the best players and coaches from across the Caribbean and from around the world, but they also get the chance of playing in the CPL.
Some players get multiple chances as emerging players basis of their performance.