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England T20 captain joins Barbados Tridents

The Barbados Tridents have called Eoin Morgan, England ODI and T20 captain, into their squad for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

 

Morgan has played 185 ODIs and 69 T20 internationals scoring more than 7000 runs in those formats. He has been the man in charge of the sea-change in English fortunes in limited overscricket and captained England to the final of the2016 ICC World T20.

 

Morgan will arrive in Barbados in time for the team’s home leg of the 2017 Hero CPL. His first match will be against the Guyana Amazon Warriors on 29 August at the Kensington Oval,Bridgetown.

 

Robin Singh, Head Coach of the Tridents said: “If we are to claim our second Hero CPL title we need proven match winners. We have that in Eoin who is not only one of the best white-ball batsmen in the world but also a fantastic presence – both on and off the field.”

 

Speaking of his upcoming arrival at Hero CPL Eoin Morgan said: “It’s amazing to be called up by the Tridents. I love coming to Barbados to play cricket. It is such an iconic place where all the greats have played and to get the opportunity to play in such a big tournament is really an honour. I have always wanted to come to Hero CPL, I can’t wait to get there.” 

 

ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:

 

First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Combining broadcast and digital viewership over 149 million fans watched the 2016 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. Jamaica Tallawahs are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders. The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017. For further information visit www.cplt20.com

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