The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have officially announced the list of player retentions and signings of the local players for the 2022 season. Many of the renowned West Indies stars have found special mention in this category but more importantly, the franchises have also shown faith in their consistent performers.
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is set to be played in August-September this year. Ahead of the season, all six teams have announced their retentions, and they have signed some players as well ahead of the draft.
The premier franchise T20 competition in the West Indies has featured six teams ever since its inception in 2013 and there will not be any difference in the number of teams this time either.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are the defending champions. They beat the Saint Lucia Kings in the final of the previous edition.
The title-holders St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have retained skipper Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Sherfane Rutherford.
The runners–up Saint Lucia Kings have shown faith in the previous season’s Player of the Tournament Roston Chase along with the likes of pacers Kesrick Williams and Alzarri Joseph.
One of the well-known teams Trinbago Knight Riders have not only retained the star-studded line-up of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, etc but, have also made mega signings by roping in Andre Russell and Nicholas Pooran.
The Jamaica Tallawahs have not only retained their skipper Rovman Powell but have also trusted the abilities of the promising batting duo of Kennar Lewis and Shamarh Brooks.
Meanwhile, the Barbados Royals decided to retain their captain and star all-rounder Jason Holder for the upcoming season along with Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh, Oshane Thomas, etc.
They have signed two seasoned West Indies players- Devon Thomas and Obed McCoy. Guyana Amazon Warriors have retained Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, and, Romario Shepherd apart from signing Keemo Paul.
With all the pre-draft CPL 2022 player retentions and signings so far along with released, here’s a look at the list of all teams.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Retentions: Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes
New Signings: Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo
Trinbago Knight Rider
Retentions: Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Tion Webster
New Signings: Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran
St Lucia Kings
Retentions: Roston Chase, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal
New Signings: Johnson Charles, Mark Deyal
Retentions: Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh, Oshane Thomas, Nyeem Young
New Signings: Obed McCoy, Devon Thomas
Retentions: Rovman Powell, Kennar Lewis, Shamarah Brooks
New Signings: Fabian Allen, Brandon King
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Retentions: Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Chaderpaul Hemraj
New Signings: Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie