Champions League T20 2014 August 22, 2014

Players choose IPL sides over domestic teams

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The eight players selected by more than one team competing in the 2014 Champions League T20 have chosen to represent their IPL franchise and not their national domestic team.

Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga picked Mumbai Indians over Northern Knights, Barbados Tridents and Southern Express respectively; George Bailey and David Miller chose Kings XI Punjab over Hobart Hurricanes and Dolphins; Pat Cummins and Jacques Kallis will play for Kolkata Knight Riders and not Perth Scorchers and Cape Cobras; and Dwayne Smith will turn out for Chennai Super Kings and not Barbados Tridents.

"Like previous seasons, players who have been named by more than one team have been asked to nominate which side they are going to represent," CLT20 governing council member Dean Kino said. "Players are free to make any decision they wish. Teams are then allowed to replace any player that has withdrawn from their squad and elected to play for another side.

"CLT20 regulations state that when a player elects to play for their 'away' team, that team must pay the 'home' team $150,000 compensation per player. A 'home' team is classified as a team from the country a player is eligible to represent in international cricket."

The qualifying stage for the tournament will be held from September 13 to 16, while the main leg will be between September 17 and October 4, in Raipur, Mohali, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Squads

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, R Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, John Hastings, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Faf du Plessis.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan ten Doeschate, Morne Morkel, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell.

Northern Knights: Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling, Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult, Daniel Vettori.

Perth Scorchers: Ashton Agar, Yasir Arafat, Michael Beer, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Simon Mackin, Mitchell Marsh, Joel Paris, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman.

Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh, L Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare, Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Michael Hussey, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Lendl Simmons.

Southern Express: Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunatilake, Angelo Perera, Jehan Mubarak, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayaratne, Farvez Maharoof, Kasun Madushanka, Yasoda Lanka, Charith Jayampathi, Sachith Pathirana, Sandaken Lakshen, Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Cape Cobras: Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas.

Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Mohammad Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Mohammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor.

Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik.

Dolphins: Daryn Smit, Daryn Dupavillon, Cody Chetty, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Khayelihle Zondo, Robbie Frylinck, Morne van Wyk, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander, Jonathan Vandiar, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Cameron Delport, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sibonelo Makhanya

Barbados Tridents: Shane Dowrich, Jeevan Mendis, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Neil Mckenzie, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, William Perkins, James Franklin, Elton Chigumbura, Dilshan Munaweera.

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  • on September 10, 2014, 19:31 GMT

    cool teams ready to fight against each other

  • on August 29, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    Lahore Lions is better than previous 2 teams who played Qualify round Sialkot stallions and Faisalabad Wolves.. InshaAllah Lahore Lions will qualify for the main round nd will win the CLT2014..

  • on August 26, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    A correction to my earlier comment.....

    Ben Hilfenhaus has also selected his home franchise [Hobart Hurricanes] over his IPL Team [CSK]..........

  • on August 25, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    this time for LAHORE LOINS 1.ahmed shehzad 2.nasir jamshed 3.Umar Siddiq 4.M hafeez 5.umar akmal 6.Saad Nasim 7.Mohammad Salman 8.wahab raiz 9. Imran Ali 10.Aizaz Cheema 11.Adnan Rasool

    it"s my fav team inshallah this team will win CLT20

  • on August 25, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    Expect Barbados Tridents to be the whipping boys this year..... Dwayne Smith selecting CSK, Kieron Pollard selecting MI, and Shoaib Malik selecting Hobart Hurricanes.........

    Ben Dunk is the only International player to select his home franchise over his IPL Team......

  • on August 24, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    Why Lahore lions not selected Abdul Razaaq, Sami Aslam and Zia ull haq?

  • on August 23, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    @Vineet Kumar on (August 22, 2014, 12:24 GMT):

    Indian Teams? That must be a joke! Even if you had said IPL teams from India, I could have swallowed that with a few pegs of rum & coke!

    Can you really call them Indian teams? With nearly 40 % of the team consisting of good players 'induced away' from their 'home teams', (to those players and crumbs to their 'mother clubs')? Though I am an Indian cricket fan, I am ashamed to call these "INDIAN teams. :-(

    I am also embarrassed to call it a "Champions League". I mentioned that in another post.

  • on August 23, 2014, 16:10 GMT

    Any one knows, who coined the term "Champions League" for this tournament? And, any logic why?

    Are they really champions? Or, just winners of tournaments among some club teams (moneyed ones, though) from different countries, that too with disproportionate representations, with India having an 'elephant's share'.

    With rules bent, to favour the teams with deeper pockets, what is the goal of this exercise? To determine, who can induce the players with more lucre? If so, can we call it cricket?

    I enjoy IPL, and also appreciate its rationale as a forum for young aspiring Indian cricketers (of course many seats reserved for overseas players) to display their talents. But, I don't understand the logic or purpose of this one? Can anyone clarify?

  • on August 23, 2014, 14:12 GMT

    Shoaib Malik Played in three teams around the world and all the three teams have qualified/won the final in their respective tournaments. 1. Hobart Hurricanes 2. Barbados Tridents & 3. Birmingham Bears and he chosen Hobart to play in CLT20

  • on August 23, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    Think they need to consider changing the rules. A player should play for the team in their country or origin.

  • on September 10, 2014, 19:31 GMT

    cool teams ready to fight against each other

  • on August 29, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    Lahore Lions is better than previous 2 teams who played Qualify round Sialkot stallions and Faisalabad Wolves.. InshaAllah Lahore Lions will qualify for the main round nd will win the CLT2014..

  • on August 26, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    A correction to my earlier comment.....

    Ben Hilfenhaus has also selected his home franchise [Hobart Hurricanes] over his IPL Team [CSK]..........

  • on August 25, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    this time for LAHORE LOINS 1.ahmed shehzad 2.nasir jamshed 3.Umar Siddiq 4.M hafeez 5.umar akmal 6.Saad Nasim 7.Mohammad Salman 8.wahab raiz 9. Imran Ali 10.Aizaz Cheema 11.Adnan Rasool

    it"s my fav team inshallah this team will win CLT20

  • on August 25, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    Expect Barbados Tridents to be the whipping boys this year..... Dwayne Smith selecting CSK, Kieron Pollard selecting MI, and Shoaib Malik selecting Hobart Hurricanes.........

    Ben Dunk is the only International player to select his home franchise over his IPL Team......

  • on August 24, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    Why Lahore lions not selected Abdul Razaaq, Sami Aslam and Zia ull haq?

  • on August 23, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    @Vineet Kumar on (August 22, 2014, 12:24 GMT):

    Indian Teams? That must be a joke! Even if you had said IPL teams from India, I could have swallowed that with a few pegs of rum & coke!

    Can you really call them Indian teams? With nearly 40 % of the team consisting of good players 'induced away' from their 'home teams', (to those players and crumbs to their 'mother clubs')? Though I am an Indian cricket fan, I am ashamed to call these "INDIAN teams. :-(

    I am also embarrassed to call it a "Champions League". I mentioned that in another post.

  • on August 23, 2014, 16:10 GMT

    Any one knows, who coined the term "Champions League" for this tournament? And, any logic why?

    Are they really champions? Or, just winners of tournaments among some club teams (moneyed ones, though) from different countries, that too with disproportionate representations, with India having an 'elephant's share'.

    With rules bent, to favour the teams with deeper pockets, what is the goal of this exercise? To determine, who can induce the players with more lucre? If so, can we call it cricket?

    I enjoy IPL, and also appreciate its rationale as a forum for young aspiring Indian cricketers (of course many seats reserved for overseas players) to display their talents. But, I don't understand the logic or purpose of this one? Can anyone clarify?

  • on August 23, 2014, 14:12 GMT

    Shoaib Malik Played in three teams around the world and all the three teams have qualified/won the final in their respective tournaments. 1. Hobart Hurricanes 2. Barbados Tridents & 3. Birmingham Bears and he chosen Hobart to play in CLT20

  • on August 23, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    Think they need to consider changing the rules. A player should play for the team in their country or origin.

  • on August 23, 2014, 8:19 GMT

    lol..it seems like everyone is into this ipl cpl thing and everything what had happened to the Indian team is forgotten.

  • on August 23, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    Lahore Lions are stronger team this year.. LHRLions

  • on August 23, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    in clt20 there should be a rule where maximum of 2 teams will compete from 1 country. and if a player is selected in more then one team he should opt his home team this clt20 is not exactly the champions league its all Indian dominance. .after few years we can see all 8 teams from IPL and rest from other countries

  • THEMANLEGEND on August 23, 2014, 4:15 GMT

    I knew this would happen with Barbados that's why I wasa s supporting Jamaica in cpl. Same would have been the case with Guyana,T&T. I would like to see a non ipl team to win this time.

  • ndmm on August 23, 2014, 2:20 GMT

    I m sure he will do something(munaweera) what he did for SLPL. but he didn't get any chances . I wish him all the best for his future cricket

  • ThinkingCricket on August 22, 2014, 23:25 GMT

    To those people complaining that IPL teams get 4 players and teams choose etc; it's worth considering that IPL has a large league where the top national players are spread across 8 roughly even teams in a fair process.

    Some of the teams here are composed 50% or more of international players. Kandurata Maroons last year resembled Srilankan National side to a degree. This year Cape Cobras has 7 or 8 South African internationals, Northern Knights have 8 NZL internationals, Lahore Lions has 6 Pakistani internationals and their top order looks pretty very similar to the Pakistan national team.

  • Cpt.Meanster on August 22, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    As much of a proud IPL supporter as I am, I would have liked some of the key players to play for their respective 'home' teams this time around. It would have given a fair indication as to how good the IPL teams are without some key overseas players. It would have also given an opportunity for young Indian players to challenge themselves and look for places in the national team.

  • proteasfire on August 22, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    @StevieS well said. This is not champions league T20, its mini IPL. Waste of time!!

  • BUCG on August 22, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Can't wait to see Viru Sehwag in action!

  • siddhartha87 on August 22, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    This is a BCCI invitational trophy, Name should be changed from Champions trophy to something else

  • on August 22, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    It will be a fight for csk,kxip,Hobart hurricanes and kkr or Perth

  • on August 22, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    why franklin munaweera and chigumbura playing for tridents? they didn't in the original squad of tridents this year

  • Sajayapa on August 22, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Its better we start an IPL winter season, no point playing 4 IPL teams in a global league. I dont see any team from England, 1 teams each from SL,PAK & NZL.

  • StevieS on August 22, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    BRUTALANALYST and that is saying something! I watched some of the CPL and man talk about school boy cricket, any of those teams would be lucky to win a club match in Australia. Not sure how a team from West Indies gets through automatically, it is such a poor quality domestic competition.

  • fahadrahim on August 22, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Please don't forget that Shoaib Malik was also part of two teams - Barbados Tridents and Hobart Hurricanes. However, I am unaware of the reason(s) due to which he opted for latter and not the former!!

  • on August 22, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    The IPL teams all have souped up batting lineups, very good when batting second. Apart from KKR, the one thing that could cost some IPL teams is defending totals. CSK and KXIP in particular. Rishi Dawhan though is a goodie who should be playing for India. The teams from Australia and SA are stronger this year round though, they have the ability to ruin it for some IPL teams.

  • Rally_Windies on August 22, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    wow.. i'm sorry for the tridents ..

    pollard is the captain and a core part of their team ... the US$150,000 will never replace Pollard's value to the team...

    but the home teams always go for the money ...

    T&T used to pick up LOADS of money, and actually prefer to send Pollard, Bravo and Narine to other team, just to cash in on the money, and give other players exposure...

    Truth be told,,, in Narine's 1st Champion's league game for T&T he would have never made the T&T team if Bravo and Pollard were available for selection..

    So Narine got exposure because Bravo and Pollard were playing for Indian teams ..

  • StevieS on August 22, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    Also once again can someone inform the BCCI that "champions league/trophy/whatever" in sports means the champion from one particular area competes against all the other champions from the other areas. For example a champions league in cricket would mean 1 team from England/Pakistan/Sri Lanka/India/Australia/West Indies/South Africa and Bangladesh playing each other and not 4 Indian teams, 2 or 3 teams from countries where we can make more money and if we have to lets let the less rich cricket nations battle it out for a place but they ain't allowed their best players.

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 22, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    @CodandChips Yeh he had a shocker in CPL. I know about time at Hampshire and he was a very classy batsman but I think in T20Blast accumulators are more valuable as there is more in it for bowlers on the English tracks wouldn't you agree ? Out in India/IPL it's all wham bam thankyou mam LOL you want heavy hitters to pack the top 5 with 190 seen a par score.

  • on August 22, 2014, 12:24 GMT

    indian teams are very strong ...i think they should play 2 teams from ipl and 2 from domestic t20 comp..with csk mi kkr and punjab..i think all are going to play semifinals.. on the other hand we have some young and talented players in some afican and aussie teams..i think perth scorchers is pretty much balanced side.

    1)C bancroft 2}C Simmons 3)S whiteman 4)M Marsh(C) 5)A Voges 5)A Turner 6)A Agar 7)B Hogg 8)J behrendroff 9)N C Nile 10)Y Arafat 11)Joel Paris,

    my fav team after any ipl team...

  • SirViv1973 on August 22, 2014, 12:22 GMT

    @Cod & Chips, As this has really become a spin off of the IPL there is no surprise that the IPL franchises dominate & that those players who are eligable for more than 1 team always pick their IPL paymaster (other than Sangkarra last yr). I don't think this event can be taken seriously and I would like to see the ICC rethink it's decison to award the event it's own international window. A proper CLT20 event would be a 16 team event with all 10 test playing nations represented. The stronger leagues would be allowed a 2nd team with the defending champions also earning a place for a further team from their league. Players would also not get the choice to choose franchise they would have to play for their 'home' team.

  • Anilgaihre88 on August 22, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    it will be difficult for southern express without malinga looking their bowling and similar for tridents without pollard

  • shane-oh on August 22, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    @Realistic_cri_fan - well it's reasonably safe to predict an Indian team will win, given the fact that the deck is stacked in order to try to achieve that very result!

    Just one of many reason why this competition is an embarrassment to the game.

  • Twinkie on August 22, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    This CPL thing is a joke. This is an unfair fight since though the players always seem to "choose" the IPL teams, next year's IPL contract is probably playing on their minds. Hope some team bursts the IPL bubble and wins the trophy. It has been done before.

  • Adnan1610 on August 22, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    I think that the players have been told by their domestic team, to go ahead and play for the IPL side, because of the cash compensation of $150k, a lot of these teams tend to not make a lot of money, so they may be telling their players that its alright if they go ahead and play for the IPL side.

  • highveldhillbilly on August 22, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    Looks like the Dolphins may really struggle, their team looks completely unbalanced. Cobras look good even if they are missing Steyn and Kallis.

  • CodandChips on August 22, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    (continued)

    Also clashing with the West Indies vs Bangladesh tests is wrong. Especially considering the West Indies is home to many T20 mercenaries for T20 leagues everywhere and there is a Barbados team. I wonder what will happen if West Indian players have to choose?

    @BRUTALANALYST I disagree with the idea that Neil Mckenzie is a "waste" in T20.He's played for my local team Hampshire for a few years and been a vital component of the side that has held the batting together and was a cool head when chasing. He also scores much quicker than people realise. The Hampshire batting has struggled this year without him. However I don't know how he played in CPL this year.

    For me, one of the more farcical bits of the CLT20 was Mumbai Indians signing Johnson and Coulter-Nile. Both were signed just before the CLT20 and then Johnson was part of the squad for the next IPL without being auctioned (I'm sure the same would have happened to Coulter-Nile had everybody not had to have been auctioned.

  • on August 22, 2014, 11:54 GMT

    i would have liked to see north west warriors (ireland), highlanders (sco+neth), prime bank (ban), zim t20 winners & afg t20 winners also added to qualifying stage

  • CodandChips on August 22, 2014, 11:45 GMT

    Personally I think the Champions League needs to be independent in order to level the playing field.

    At least players have the choice to pick who they want as opposed to the early tournaments when they had no choice. But unfortunately players will always chose the money of IPL teams (fair enough. Most people would do the same).The issue is that it helps IPL teams stay strong compared to other sides getting weaker.

    Also the fact that IPL teams are allowed 4 overseas players is an advantage, though it is fair enough since this is in line with the IPL. But this advantage is stretched because the IPL teams have the money to retain the players.

    I guess the above points are just sour grapes. But what is unfair is that certain countries have more representatives than others. Surely a champions league should have equal teams from each country.

  • on August 22, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    Why Dale Syen is not in Cobra's Squad?

  • on August 22, 2014, 11:38 GMT

    Why Dale Steyn is not in Cobra's Squad?

  • on August 22, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    This is not correct unless something has changed but the Barbados Tridents are not supposed to be going to the Champions League this year, it should be the Jamaica Tallawahs as they were the winners last year and that was part of the winning package that they would be competing in the next Champions League which would be for 2014 as they CPL started late and Trinidad went last year to represent WI, can you please check this information and correct it if necessary.

  • aatif456 on August 22, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    Shaun marsh is not in kxip and even not in perth scorchers.is he injured??

  • on August 22, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    There are plenty of good batsmen available who are much better than sakib al haspon..

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 22, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Seems this also clashes with W.I V Bang so Jason Holder will be out of Tridents as well as Pollard Smith Malik real shame cos he could of been one to step up batting Kirk Edwrads isn't even listed either which is strange but he'd likely be playign for W.I v Bang to. I notice Darren Sammy is not listed for Hobart even thought he signed for them this year is he not allowed to be replacemnt for one of their IPL guys ? As Tridents appear to have replacements ? Over all it's just become farcical competition if the domestic sides don't have the depth in squad and Ipl take the best players it just becomes IPL2 and defeats the whole point of a "Champions League".

  • on August 22, 2014, 10:53 GMT

    Hobart Looks Like It could compete with the IPL teams. They look like a force to be reckon with on paper. The real thing I've been waiting for though is how the Dolphins perform, Miller was their best player, but it wasn't just about him since they performed well as a unit. Though Shezi who moved to Cobras might be a big miss. Suprised to see no Englebrecht for Cobras, he batted really well in the Ram Slam Final. It'll also interesting to see whether Piedt can match it with Narine. Piedt has got something about him that is reminiscent of Narine.

  • on August 22, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Disappointed that Cummins won't play for Scorchers, given that it was probable that he'd play for them over a month ago when Shakib and Lynn were avaliable. It also means he could potentially miss out on match practice because of Morkel and Narine. I guess KKR aren't as noble as their name suggests.

  • on August 22, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    I'm a die hard Mumbai Indians supporter in the IPL. But like always I'm going to cheer on the New Zealand side, which happens to be the Nothern Knights this time. Go Kane Williamson and Dan Vettori!

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 22, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Surprised Shoaib Malik won't be playing for Tridents he has been vital part of that side and enjoyed great successin CPL and has little impact in BigBash must be a money thing. Elton Chigumburra is listed and is a great replacement I was hoping he'd get a shot in CPL for one side before the auction great oppertunity for the Zimbabwean, Neil Mckenzie hwoever is a waste in T20 format seems franklin and Munaweera are also listed are these all allowed replacemnts ? Either way Tridents side gutted of Malik Smith Pollard captain is too much.

  • Asb1 on August 22, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Strange........... 3 IPL teams are in the main draw, while champions from other domestic teams have to qualify. It is obvious why players choose IPL team over domestic!!!!

  • dickiebrewsters on August 22, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    How is the Champions League which is an official event in the Future Tours Program allowed to take place during the WI v Ban Test series, also an official evening in FTP ?

  • on August 22, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    one of best t20 players is missing and that's shaking al Hasan... so it means kkr hve no chance of winning. kings Punjab will win the tournament or maybe amlas team.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    The reason : they get more money than playing for their own domestic teams. It should be that they can play for an IPL team IF they are released by their domestic team, and even then the Domestic team should be able to reclaim upto 30% of the salary of that player for playing in the CTL20.

  • DirkL on August 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    @py0alb: In many cases I would not be surprised if the home team was consulted about the choice and agreed to the bargain. $150000 is a lot of money when converted to rands or Bajan dollars, and quite often the name player only played a couple of games in the domestic competition, so the side is accustomed to filling in the gap.

  • aj1991 on August 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Would have liked to see a full strength Tridents' side. With no Dwayne Smith, Shoaib Malik and Keiron Pollard, I don't think the CPL champions will be able to make any impact on the tournament. Will be interesting to see who captains.

  • Realistic_cri_fan on August 22, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    Other than IPL teams all are looking weak.Cape cobras has some big names.IMO KingsXI/CSK/ KKR will win the trophy.

  • on August 22, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    Malik also chose to play for the Hurricanes which weakens the Tridents.

  • Vivek.Bhandari on August 22, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    KKR will miss Shakib Al Hassan the most; he's the perfect match winner for subcontinent pitches especially in short formats

  • xtrafalgarx on August 22, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    Hobart hurricanes looking good. Though they lost Bailey, it is interesting Ben Dunk is there given he played for Mumbai Indians. But that's as good a side we have sent to this competition since the sixers won it a few years ago.

  • xtrafalgarx on August 22, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    Scorchers hampared by Injury once again. Never been full strength at this blasted competition.

  • py0alb on August 22, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    There should be no choosing, they should play for their home team. Otherwise it makes (even more of) a complete mockery of the whole event.

  • on August 22, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    glad about the decision of Dwayne smith

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  • on August 22, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    glad about the decision of Dwayne smith

  • py0alb on August 22, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    There should be no choosing, they should play for their home team. Otherwise it makes (even more of) a complete mockery of the whole event.

  • xtrafalgarx on August 22, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    Scorchers hampared by Injury once again. Never been full strength at this blasted competition.

  • xtrafalgarx on August 22, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    Hobart hurricanes looking good. Though they lost Bailey, it is interesting Ben Dunk is there given he played for Mumbai Indians. But that's as good a side we have sent to this competition since the sixers won it a few years ago.

  • Vivek.Bhandari on August 22, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    KKR will miss Shakib Al Hassan the most; he's the perfect match winner for subcontinent pitches especially in short formats

  • on August 22, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    Malik also chose to play for the Hurricanes which weakens the Tridents.

  • Realistic_cri_fan on August 22, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    Other than IPL teams all are looking weak.Cape cobras has some big names.IMO KingsXI/CSK/ KKR will win the trophy.

  • aj1991 on August 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Would have liked to see a full strength Tridents' side. With no Dwayne Smith, Shoaib Malik and Keiron Pollard, I don't think the CPL champions will be able to make any impact on the tournament. Will be interesting to see who captains.

  • DirkL on August 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    @py0alb: In many cases I would not be surprised if the home team was consulted about the choice and agreed to the bargain. $150000 is a lot of money when converted to rands or Bajan dollars, and quite often the name player only played a couple of games in the domestic competition, so the side is accustomed to filling in the gap.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    The reason : they get more money than playing for their own domestic teams. It should be that they can play for an IPL team IF they are released by their domestic team, and even then the Domestic team should be able to reclaim upto 30% of the salary of that player for playing in the CTL20.