No T20 league in the world is complete without Caribbean Players. There have been numerous T20 Stars from West Indies and they are the only side to win the ICC World T20 twice.
The West Indies cricket board congratulated all its players who received contracts in the recently concluded IPL 2022 mega auction on Sunday.
The Windies cricket board also confirmed the availability of all of its players selected to compete in the upcoming edition of the IPL. At the auction, franchises picked 17 players from the Caribbean, including some major names like Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran.
“The CWI has allocated a window for the tournament each year in their ICC FTP and also guaranteed this to the players in their retainer contracts, therefore West Indies players are fully available to participate in the IPL each year. The IPL 2022 is slated to be played in April and May,” the board said in a statement on Monday (February 14).
A total of 34 players from the West Indies were shortlisted for the final list of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
West Indies had submitted the second-highest number of names for the mega auction after Australia.
The 14 West Indians, picked by the IPL franchises at the February 12-13 Bangalore auction, and three retained players.
Including the three retained players – Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell – the combined value of the West Indies players in the IPL is a whopping US $10,855 million (over Rs 81 crore).
it make up for the largest number of foreign players in the league from any territory outside of India.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicholas Pooran is the most expensive player.
— NickyP (@nicholas_47) February 12, 2022
The left-hander was picked up for approximately TT$9.75 million by the Sunrisers Hyderabad
Congratulating the players, CWI president Ricky Skerritt termed the IPL as the biggest league in the world.
“I want to congratulate all of the West Indies players who have secured contracts to the various franchises in the IPL, which is the biggest and most lucrative global T20 franchise tournament.”
He further lauded the Windies youngsters who were bought by the Indian Premier League franchises for the first time.
“But I especially want to applaud those younger players who received their first full IPL contracts. This shows great faith in emerging West Indies talent.
“I continue to believe that our players can seek quality employment abroad, and still be positioned to operate constructively and successfully within the West Indies cricket system,” the Ricky Skerritt said
The league is expected to be played between March-end and May-end.
List of The West Indies players in the IPL this year are :
1- Shimron Hetmyer – Rs 8.50 crore | Rajasthan Royals
2- Dwayne Bravo – Rs 4.40 crore | Chennai Super Kings
3- Jason Holder – Rs 8.75 crore | Lucknow Super Giants
4- Nicholas Pooran – Rs 10.75 crore | S R Hyderabad
5- Dominic Drake – Rs 1.10 crore | Gujarat Titans
6- Rovman Powell- Rs 2.80 crore | Delhi Capitals
7- Romario Shepherd – Rs 7.75 crore | S R Hyderabad
8- Obed McCoy- Rs 75 lakh | Rajasthan Royals
9- Odeon Smith – Rs 6 crore | Punjab Kings
10- Alzarri Joseph – Rs 2.40 crore | Gujarat Titans
11 – Sherfane Rutherford – Rs 1 crore | R C Bangalore
12 – Evin Lewis – Rs 2 Crore | Lucknow Super Giants
13 – Obed McCoy – Rs 75 lakh | Rajasthan Royals
14 – Kyle Mayers – Rs 50 lakh | Lucknow Super Giants
Retained players –
15 – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders, Rs 12 cr)
16 – Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians, Rs 6 core)
17 – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders, Rs 6 crore)
Note: 1 Rupee = 0.013 USD | 1 Crore = 100 lakh | 1 lakh = 1330 US | 1 US = 209 GY
850 Rupee/INR 8.5 CR = 1,130,500 US