Basseterre: Three players from Afghanistan have been named in the rejigged squads for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League starting from August 26. Leg-spinner Qais Ahmad will play for Jamaica Tallawahs’ while pacer Naveen-ul-Haq and left-arm wrist-spinner Waqar Salamkheil will turn out for Guyana Amazon Warriors.Also Read - CPL 2021 FINAL Highlights SLK vs SKN Match Updates: Dominic Drakes Powers St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to Their Maiden CPL Title
Ibrahim Zadran and Shafiqullah Ghafari, who were named by the Tallawahs and Barbados Royals respectively in May, are not a part of the rejigged squads. Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman were not named in the initial list in May. The spin trio are expected to play in the three-match ODI series against Pakistan in Sri Lanka in September. Also Read - SLK vs SKN Dream11 Team Prediction Hero CPL T20 FINAL: Captain, Fantasy Cricket Hints Saint Lucia Kings vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Probable XIs For Today's T20 Match at Warner Park, St Kitts 7.30 PM IST September 15 Wednesday
Naveen was playing for Leicestershire in the T20 Blast in England. He was the leading wicket-taker in the competition with 26 wickets in 14 matches. Through a story from his Instagram account, it is understood that he is in quarantine in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Ahmad is in England and has taken eight wickets in seven matches for Welsh Fire in the inaugural edition of the Hundred. Also Read - JAM vs GUY Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips CPL T20 Match 26: Captain, Vice-captain- Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Playing 11s, Team News From Warner Park at 12 AM IST September 12 Sunday
There were doubts on the participation of the cricketers from Afghanistan in franchise leagues. The country is in the middle of a major crisis with the Taliban taking over the country. This happened after USA President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of troops from the country.
The entire CPL will take place in the Warner Park Stadium from August 26 to September 15. The tournament will allow fans to attend matches in 50% capacity of the venue with 8000 seats. Fans can enter the stadium after showing proof of vaccination.
Players, support staff, commentators and broadcast crew in the CPL bubble are allowed to make a direct transfer to the IPL bubble in the UAE, scheduled to start from mid-September.