De Lange added to Amazon Warriors squad
South Africa fast bowler Marchant de Lange has been confirmed as a replacement for Lasith Malinga, who has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury, in the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad ahead of the start of the Caribbean Premier League on June 20. Also, Sri Lanka allrounder Jeevan Mendis will replace the injured Justin Ontong in the Barbados Tridents squad.
Umar Akmal, the Pakistan batsman, and South Africa allrounder David Wiese will also join Amazon Warriors midway through the tournament to replace Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera, who are expected to play for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in a five-ODI series beginning on July 11.
Two more squad changes were also announced by the CPL. Young wicketkeeper Nicolas Pooran has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury and has been replaced in the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots squad by Shane Dowrich.
Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has also had to withdraw from the tournament due to his commitments with Bangladesh, who host three ODIs against India followed by a home series against South Africa that runs through August 3. His place in the St Lucia Zouks squad will be taken up for the first four games by Eddie Leie for the first four games before Nathan McCullum joins the squad for the remainder of the tournament.