July 10, Kathmandu. The draft for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season is coming up on Wednesday. The participating teams will select players from the same draft for the remaining seats in their team.
Sandeep Lamichhane is the only player from Nepal to register for the draft. His draft price is 90 thousand US dollars. The Nepali amount is more than one crore. If Sandeep is picked by any team in the draft, he will become a millionaire from the same league.
Sandeep has played CPL for two seasons before this. He played for St. Kitts and Nevis in 2018 and for Barbados Trident last season.537 players from 23 countries have registered for the draft of CPL 2020. Where Sandeep’s draft price is on the fourth most expensive list.
Former South African captain Fap du Plessis, South Africa’s David Miller, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, Australia’s D’Arche Short and Afghanistan’s Mujib Ur Rehman are among those valued at हजार 90,000.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has the highest value. These veteran all-rounders are valued at ६० 160,000. England captain Ian Morgan is valued at ३० 130,000 and young England batsman Tom Bunton, New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee and Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting are valued at १० 110,000.
West Indies star Chris Gayle, popularly known as Universal Bose, has decided not to play in the CPL, saying he has not been able to spend time with his family.
Former West Indies T20 captain Carlos Braithwaite is valued at ७० 70,000. He captained the Patriots last season. Similarly, English batsman Alex Hales, South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi have set the price at हजार 60,000.
Before the player’s draft, the participating team has retained some of the players who played last season. This time around, the franchise has already signed some foreign players under the overseas quota before the draft.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the Australian Chris Lynn, the Barbados Trident won the Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, the Guinea Amazon Warriors won the Quiss Ahmed of Afghanistan, the St. Lucia Jokes won the South Africa’s Riley Rousseau, And the Patriots have signed another African player, Rossi van der Dussen, according to Cricinfo.
This time around, the CPA has allowed six franchises to sign foreign players out of the draft. The CPL has asked all franchises to submit their players and staff by August 1. Players will be kept in quarantine for two weeks before the start of the competition.
Due to the corona virus epidemic, the organizers are preparing to hold the CPL only in Trinidad and Tobago this time. The government has yet to give permission for this.