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Twelve players from USA, Canada and Bermuda will be given a chance to earn a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) development contract for the 2015 edition of the tournament.
Those twelve players selected arrived in Barbados on Sunday and will participate in a high performance camp that concludes on December 21. During that time, they will play three Twenty20s and two 50-over matches against local teams, including a Combined Campuses and Colleges XI.
Following the conclusion of the camp, one player will be assigned to each of the six CPL franchises and be asked to attend a training camp prior to the start of the 2015 CPL season.
Each one of those players will then compete against four West Indies U-19 players for the final spot in their CPL franchise’s 16-man squad.
“This provides an excellent opportunity for a young player to get a taste of life as a professional cricketer – the travel, the daily practice sessions and the intensity of the actual competition,” CPL Cricket Operations Director Michael Hall said. “We took the decision based on feedback from the coaches who were involved last year – they all felt that there was enough talent at the U-19 level to warrant creating an additional roster spot for one of them.”
Bermuda players: Onias Bascome, Christian Burgess, Tre Manders, Delray Rawlins
Canada players: Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Nikhil Dutta, Arsalan Khan, Nitish Kumar, Farhan Malik
USA players: Kushal Ganji, Keifer Phill, Steven Taylor