Recently, the Caribbean Premier League announced their final teams after the bidding process. The event saw several big names being auctioned in the drafts and many major bids were made for players for different nations. The Caribbean Premier League will come as a breath of fresh air as it may initiate the start of franchise cricket after a major hiatus. Six teams went into the draft process to select their teams. The teams will battle out amongst themselves for the coveted league trophy. The event is expected to start on 18th August and will continue till 10th September. As per the latest information the event will take place behind closed doors.
Pravin Tambe becomes the first Indian player to play in the Caribbean Premier League:
The Shahrukh Khan owned team Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders went into the draft with an aggressive approach. One of their major signings was the former Mumbai leg spinner, Pravin Tambe. The 48-year old will become the first Indian player ever to play in the cash-rich Caribbean league.
Pravin Tambe has been in the news in recent times. Known for his strong-willed character, Tambe came into limelight when he made his IPL debut as a 41-year old for the Rajasthan Royals. He was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2020 IPL season but was later disallowed owing to technical reasons by BCCI. He was snatched by the sister club of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.
Pravin Tambe was earlier disallowed to feature in IPL due to his participation in the Dubai T10 league which was against BCCI rules. Tambe would still need a no-objection certificate from the Cricket Board of India if he wants to feature in the league.
Pravin Tambe is often seen as one of the success stories of IPL for his exceptional passion for the game. He featured in 33 IPL games and took 28 wickets in the process at an average of 30.5.