St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Trinbago Knight Riders are the first two franchises to announce their overseas contract signings for this year’s Caribbean Premier League.
CPL 2022 gets underway from August 31 to September 30 between the six regional franchises and, for the very first time, three women’s teams.
The tournament will visit St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and culminate in the final in Guyana.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have announced that Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will join them.
Hasaranga will be available after the first few matches of the Patriots season, and Pakistani off-spinner Qasim Akram will be with the franchise until he arrives.
Akram led the Pakistan team, which took part in the U19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean earlier this year.
Also heading to the Patriots is the hugely exciting South African batter Dewald Brevis who has impressed for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius and Afghan leg-spinner Izharulhaq Naveed will be with the Patriots for their first appearances at the Hero CPL.
The Patriots have one more overseas spot left to fill, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Trinbago Knight Riders will be joined by USA international Ali Khan, who is with the Knight Riders for another year, having first joined them in 2017.
Colin Munro, the Hero CPL’s leading overseas run-scorer of all time, and fellow New Zealander Tim Seifert are also back with the Knight Riders for the 2022 tournament.
Sri Lankan internationals Maheesh Theekshana and Seekkuge Prasanna round out Knight Rider’s overseas signings for 2022, with Prasanna rejoining the Knight Riders, having been with the franchise in 2019.
Both the Knight Riders and the Patriots have five more spots to fill at the Hero CPL draft, with details of these picks released during the draft show on Thursday, July 7.