A record 536 players have put their names in for the CPL 2019 draft.
Included in the list are top foreign T20 figures Alex Hales,Rashid Khan, Shakib al Hasan, Jofra Archer and JP Duminy.
Also in the draft is Irfan Pathan, the lone player listed from India, who according to reports, may become the first Indian male cricketer to play in an overseas league.
Prior to the draft on May 22nd in London, each franchise will have the option to retain and/or acquire a maximum of six players.
According to the tournament’s organizers, the players they can potentially retain are as follows:
- Minimum of three (3) West Indian players, a maximum of four (4)
- Maximum of one (1) overseas player, reduced to none if four (4) West Indians retained
- A Marquee Player whether retained or acquired
- An ICC Americas Player, whether retained or acquired