Forty- eight year old to play in CPL
Pravin Tambe, the 48-year-old leg-spinner from Mumbai, India, has been selected by Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
If Tambe appears for the TKR, he would not only be the oldest player in the CPL’s history, but, also the first Indian.
But in order for Tambe to make the trip over, he must first obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Tambe ran into controversy last year, after being picked by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The IPL governing council had disqualified him for featuring in the T10 League in the UAE in 2018. The BCCI rule states that only retired players are allowed to feature in overseas leagues.
Tambe had retired in 2018 to take part in the T10 League, but last year he withdrew his retirement and played in the Mumbai T20 League.
Tambe has played for IPL franchises for the Rajasthan Royals and the Gujarat Lions.
The eighth edition of the CPL has been scheduled to be played in Trinidad and Tobago, between August 18 and September 10, behind closed doors. This is contingent on permission from the Trinidad and Tobago government.
The Barbados Tridents won the 2019 CPL.