USA’s Ali Khan joins Trinbago Knight Riders

27 July 2016; Ali Khan of Guyana Amazon Warriors during team practice at Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida, United States of America. Photo by Randy Brooks/Sportsfile

The Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have announced that USA fast bowler Ali Khan will be joining their squad for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which will run from 8 August to 16 September.

Khan will be replacing Ronsford Beaton in the squad as he continues remedial work on his bowling action. 

Ali Khan has played at the CPL before, representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the 2016 tournament, claiming the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara with his first delivery.

He was first selected for the USA team in 2016 and has become a regular for his national team since. 

Khan will also be returning to play for his new team in the USA when TKR take on Jamaica Tallawahs at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday 19 August. 

Speaking of Ali Khan joining the squad, Venky Mysore, Director of TKR, said: “Ali Khan has shown that he is a rapidly improving bowler of real potential and we are excited about him joining TKR for the 2018 tournament. We are sure he will be a real asset.” 

First started in 2013, the 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 197 million fans watched the 2017 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket.

Trinbago Knight Riders are the current CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Jamaica Tallawahs. This year’s tournament takes place 8 August to 16 September 2018.