Four-time Champions Trinbago Knight Riders, owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta of India have announced 5 overseas signings for the upcoming season.
Colin Munro, the CPL’s leading overseas run scorer of all time, and fellow New Zealander Tim Seifert are back with the Knight Riders for the CPL 2022 tournament.
They will be joined by USA international Ali Khan who is with the Knight Riders for another year having first joined them in 2017.
Sri Lankan internationals 37-year-old allrounder Seekuge Prasanna, who played for the Knight Riders back in 2019 has been brought back to the franchise and along with mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who had a successful stint with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL earlier this year.
They will begin their quest for a 5th title on the 1st of September against St. Lucia Kings.
“We are very happy with our overseas signings this year. The idea was to maintain the core of the team, while adding a few new resources to bolster the squad for CPL 2022,” said Venky Mysore, Director of Trinbago Knight Riders.
Colin Munro, Ali Khan and Tim Seifert have all made significant contributions to TKR in the past and share a great bond with our local players and the franchise.
“We also look forward to welcoming the two Sri Lankans Seekkuge Prasanna and Maheesh Theekshana to complete our overseas roster for TKR this year.
“Seekkuge of course, has already represented us in 2019, and with Theekshana coming in, the squad for this upcoming edition is shaping up very nicely for us,” he said.
Knight Riders, who won the CPL trophy in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020 will be looking forward to having another successful season with the signing of the above-mentioned names.
To join with these international stars they also have a star studded local lineup featuring former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, current limited overs skipper Nicholas Pooran, powerhouse Andrew Russell and sensational spinner Sunil Narine.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Retained players: Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seals, Tio Webster.
Newly signed players: Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Colin Munro (Overseas), Maheesh Theekshana (Overseas), Tim Seifert (Overseas), Seekugae Prasanna (Overseas), Ali Khan (Overseas)