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Taylor has yet to be assigned to a franchise
Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has become the third international player to sign up to play in the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League (IPL), joining ex-Australia skipper Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist.
The CPL will run from July 29 to August 26 and will feature six franchise nations, which are Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago.
“I am very excited about playing in the first ever edition of the CPL,” Taylor said. “As current world champions, West Indies have been a force in T20 cricket over the past couple of years, and CPL should help uncover new international superstars in the mould of Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine. The Caribbean is one of my favourite places to play cricket and with the passionate crowds, great atmosphere and the athletic style of play, I’m looking forward to being a part of this exciting competition.”
Each franchise will be given a local iconic player and an international one as well.
As of right now, neither Taylor, Ponting nor Gilchrist have been assigned to any franchise.
Taylor has played 151 Twenty20s in his cricketing career and has scored 3,513 runs at an average of 30.02 and with a strike rate of 140.97.
Taylor recently finished his stint with the Pune Warriors in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL)