Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif named in CPL draft
Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, who are on a comeback trail after serving their suspensions have been registered for the player draft of the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Butt and Asif have returned to playing domestic cricket while Mohammad Amir has already made an international comeback during the tour of New Zealand.
Amir’s name also features in the list of players for the CPL draft along with 37 other players from Pakistan including Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal.
Apart from the Pakistan cricketers, there are 34 South African players including Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel.
Brad Haddin, Michael Hussey, Shaun Tait and Chris Lynn are among the 23 Australians in the list while Lasith Malinga and Tillakaratne Dilshan feature along with 18 other Sri Lankan players.
Grant Elliott and Nathan McCullum are among the 11 New Zealand cricketers who have been picked for the draft while there are seven Bangladesh cricketers including Shakib Al Hasan.
There are players from Afghanistan, Canada, Scotland, USA and Netherlands in the list of 289 players out of which 157 are from West Indies.
The list of players in the CPL draft does not include Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Martin Guptill, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, who have been revealed as the five out of the six marquee players.
The CPL draft will take place on 11th February while the tournament will be held during a six-week period between June and August.
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