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Gilchrist is still yet to be assigned to one of the franchises
Former Australia wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has become the second international player to sign up for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after his long-time teammate Ricky Ponting.
The CPL is set to get underway on July 29 and will end on August 26.
The tournament will include six franchise nations from across the Caribbean, including Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago.
Each franchise will be allocated one local iconic cricketer, along with an international one as well.
Both Gilchrist and Ponting have still not been assigned to any team.
Gilchrst, who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008, stated that he was raring at the opportunity to play in the inaugural edition of the newly formed league.
“The CPL will feature some of the world’s best cricketers, and I can’t wait to test my skills and play in what is going to be a dynamic and exciting competition,” he said. “I have fond memories of playing cricket in the Caribbean. Plus, I love playing the Twenty20 format, and there is absolutely no better place anywhere to do this than the West Indies.”