The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is going to start on July 29, 2013 and will end on August 26, 2013. CPL is going to include 6 different franchises and 90 contracted players. Every franchise will have one West Indies and one International franchise player. After the long waiting of CPL draft, it is going to be conducted on June 5, 2013 in Jamaica with over 150 players that are divided into three pools: Pools ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’. Pool A and Pool B includes players of West Indies and Overseas whereas Pool C comprises of talented Under-23 players.
Format of CPL Draft: Each of Six Franchises will have total 15 players in their team and selection of players is divided into the below format:
- Each squad will have one West Indies Franchise Player and one Overseas Franchise Player
- Four best or Elite Players of West Indian & Overseas
- Seven other Eligible Players
- Any two Under 23 Players
The process of draft will be supervised by members of CPL Cricket Committee and it will be chaired by the Most Honorable PJ Patterson, a former Jamaican Prime Minister. Pool A consists of total 26 players that include 14 Elite West Indies players and 12 Elite Overseas players. In Pool B, 6 overseas players and players of Pool A are not selected. Pool C consists of only Under-23 developing talented players of region and players who are not selected in Pool B. Any overseas players are not included into the Pool C. Recently, CPL has announced franchise player assignments and coaches as given below:
- West Indies Franchise Player: Chris Gayle
- Overseas Franchise Player: Muttiah Muralitharan
- Head Coach: Paul Nixon
- Asst. Coach: Junior Bennett
- West Indies Franchise Player: Marlon Samuels
- Overseas Franchise Player: Ricky Ponting
- Head Coach: Sir Vivian Richards
- Asst. Coach: Phillip DeFreitas
- West Indies Franchise Player: Kieron Pollard
- Overseas Franchise Player: Shoaib Malik
- Head Coach: Desmond Haynes
- Asst. Coach: Robin Singh
Team St. Lucia
- West Indies Franchise Player: Darren Sammy
- Overseas Franchise Player: Herschelle Gibbs
- Head Coach: Andy Roberts
- Asst. Coach: Matthew Maynard
- West Indies Franchise Player: Sunil Narine
- Overseas Franchise Player: Mohammad Hafeez
- Head Coach: Roger Harper
- Asst. Coach: Curtly Ambrose
- West Indies Franchise Player: Dwayne Bravo
- Overseas Franchise Player: Ross Taylor
- Head Coach: Gordon Greenidge
- Asst. Coach: David Williams
List of players to get selected in CPL draft on June 5, 2013 as per the Pool:
Pool A West Indies Player: Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Andre Russell, Ravi Rampaul, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin, Fidel Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Johnson Charles, Kemar Roach, Samuel Badree, Tino Best and Dwayne Smith.
Pool A Overseas Player: Steven Smith (Australia), Shaun Marsh (Australia), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Albie Morkel (South Africa), Umar Akmal (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Vernon Philander (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Dirk Nannes (Australia), Luke Pomersbach (Australia).
Pool B West Indies Player: Shannon Gabriel, Zaheer Mohamed, Mervin Wells, Xavier Gabriel, Wavell Hinds, Vincent Lewis, Travis Dowlin, Marlon Richards, Ray Casimir, Nikolai Charles, Jason Haynes, Imran Khan, Alston Bobb, Alleyn Prosper, Shane Shillingford, Alex Antoine, Miles Bascombe, Yannick Elliott, Xavier Marshall, William Perkins, Wayne Morgan, Veerasammy Permaul, Tyrone Theophile, Tonito Willett, Tamar Lambert, Tade Carmichael, Rajindra Chandrika, Sylvester Joseph, Sulieman Benn, Ryan Hinds, Steven Jacobs, Steve Liburd, Simon Jackson, Sherwin Ganga, Montcin Hodge, Sheldon Cotterrell, Shawn Eli Findlay, Shane Jeffers, Sharmarh Brooks, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Ryan Alexander Wiggins, Ryan Austin, Royston Crandon, Romel Currency, Richard Nixon Ramdeen, Rayad Emrit, Rajiv Ivan, Pedro Collins, Paul Wintz, Orlando Peters, Omar Phillips, Odean Brown, Nkrumah Bonner, Nikita Miller, Nelon Pascal, Nekoli Parris, Navin Stewart, Narsingh Deonarine, Martin Nurse, Marlon Barclay, Lyndell Richardson, Lionel Baker, Lindon James, Liam Sebastien, Leon Johnson, Kyle Hope, Krishmar Santokie, Kjorn Ottley, Kirk Edwards, Kevin Andre Stoute, Kevin McClean, Kesrick Williams, Keron Cottoy, Kenroy Williams, Kenroy Peters, Keddy Lesporis, Kavesh Kantasingh, Justin Guillen, Justin Brathwaite, Justin Athanaze, Jonathan Carter, Jerome Taylor, Javon Searles, Javier Liburd, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder, Jason Dawes, Jamie Merchant, Jaison Peters, Adrian Barath, Jacques Taylor, Dave Bernard, Jr Horace Miller, Herman Henry, Gavin Williams, Gavin Tonge, Garey Mathurin, Donovan Pagon, Dillon Heyliger, Devon Thomas, Devon Smith, Derwin Christian, Delorn Johnson, Dawnley Grant, Andre McCarthy, Devendra Bishoo, Dave Mohammed, Daren Ganga, Danza Hyatt, Dale Richards, Christopher Jordan, Christopher Barnwell, Chadwick Walton, Carlton Baugh, Carlos Brathwaite, Carlo Morris, Brenton Parchment, Brandon Bess, Austin Richards, Assad Fudadin, Ashley Nurse, Anthony Martin, Andrew Richardson, Andre Fletcher, Amit Jaggernauth, Alcindo Holder, Kevon Cooper.
Pool B Overseas Player: Martin Guptill (New Zealand), James Franklin (New Zealand), Kevin O'Brien (Ireland), Justin Kemp (South Africa), Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe), Davy Jacobs (South Africa).
Pool C Under 23 Talented Player: Chanderpaul Hemraj, Tarrick Gabriel, Anthony Alleyne, Raymon Reifer, Roland Cato, Ricardo Adams, Nicholas Pooran, Nicholas Alexis, Jerlani Robinson, Clinton Pestano, Akeem Dewar, Anthony Bramble, Anthony Adams, Yannick Ottley, Yannick Cariah, Trevon Griffith, Sunil Walford Ambris, Stephen Katwaroo, Jonathan Foo, Shane Dowrich, Shane Burton, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Ronsford Beaton, Rashidi Boucher, Rahkeem Cornwall, Quinton Boatswain, Nelson Bolan, Miguel Cummins, Marquino Mindley, John Campbell, Dalton Polius, Kyle Mayers, Kyle Corbin, Kristopher Ramsaran, Kraigg Brathwaite, Keon Joseph, Kennar Lewis, Kelbert Walters, Keiron Joseph, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Jomel Warrican, Jerome Jones, Jermaine Blackwood, Jahmar Hamilton, Hayden Walsh, Evin Lewis, Derone Davis, Chesney Hughes, Amir Khan, Aldane Thomas, Akeal Hosein.
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