Caribbean Premier League news July 2, 2013

CPL appoints franchise captains

ESPNcricinfo staff

The captains for the six participating franchises in the inaugural season of the Caribbean Premier League have been announced. Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies ODI captain, will lead the T&T Red Steel team, and West Indies' Test and T20 captain Darren Sammy has been named the captain for St Lucia Zouks.

The other four captains are: Chris Gayle for Jamaica Tallawahs, Marlon Samuels for Antigua Hawksbills, Kieron Pollard for Barbados Tridents, and Ramnaresh Sarwan for Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Sarwan, who last played a T20 for West Indies in 2010, said: "It is a great honour to have been chosen to captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first ever Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament. I have the opportunity to work with and lead some of the best players in the region and the world, and I am looking forward to using my years of experience to guide the Amazon Warriors to victory."

The tournaments starts on July 30 with a match between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks in Bridgetown.

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  • Dummy4 on July 4, 2013, 5:43 GMT

    @neil sharma , he is playing for Guyana amazon warriors

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 18:38 GMT

    Good to see that the local players are the captains - a great way for Samuels and Pollard to develop as possible future leaders for West Indies cricket. Dwayne Bravo doesn't have a lot of captaincy experience so this tournament will be beneficial for him as well.

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 18:16 GMT

    Where is jerome taylor? selectors get him back

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 14:47 GMT

    This is an opportunity for Sarwan to put to naught his colleagues who so despises him in and around the WI team. Fellas like Bravo, Pollard et al who believes that this 20/ 20 stuff is for the power players. Sarwan must open the innings and be the stabilizing force for his team the role that Mahalia plays for Sri Lanka. He is the most experienced cricketer as far as thinking the game through, he was groomed for the position of captain for the WI, he must let this opportunity count for everything. At the end of this series their must be no doubt that he is the best man to lead the WI team especially in the test matches, he has the conclusive record to show 43 plus average in the contemporary game is good enough.

  • Shridharan on July 3, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    It is just shocking to see that all the captains are from West Indies itself.I wished Antigua Hawksbills should have appointed Ricky Ponting as their captain for CPL 2013.

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2013, 23:05 GMT

    Who is Sunil Narine playing for?

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