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Ambris in CPL mix

Ambris in CPL mix


Vincentian Sunil Ambris is into the Caribbean Premier League mix, after he was among the first set of draft picks which took place last week.{{more}}

The 21-year-old Ambris is part of the St Lucia Zouks, which is once again captained by Darren Sammy.

Ambris comes as the team’s youngest player.

A former West Indies Under-15 and Under-19 player, Ambris has represented the Combined Campuses and Colleges in the defunct Caribbean T-20 competition last year and this year made his debut for the senior Windward Islands in the regional four-day tournament, scoring a century on debut against Guyana.

Among the other international faces in the Zouks’ line-up are Australian Brad Hodge and England’s Kevin Pietersen.

Completing the Zouks’ team from the first draft, are Johnson Charles, Sohail Tanvir, Andre Fletcher, Tino Best, Shane Shillingford, Roelof van der Merwe, Garey Mathurin, Keddy Lesporis, Mervin Matthews, Tonito Willett, and Liam Sebastien.

According to the CPL stipulations, each franchise must have a complement of 19 players, which means that the Zouks have to select four other players.

Players picked in the first round of the draft will receive contracts worth $80,000, with payments decreasing incrementally to $5,000 by the 13th round.

Additionally, two cricketers – one West Indies player and one international – must be pre-selected by each franchise, and the salary cap is $350,000 per team.

One other Vincentian – left-arm fast bowler Delorn Johnson –returns to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.

The other franchises in the CPL are inaugural winners – Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents and Antigua Hawksbills.

The second edition of the CPL runs from July 5 to August 10. (RT)