Tabraiz Shamsi joins St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have added Tabraiz Shamsi to their squad for the remaining matches of the 2018 Caribbean Premier League.

Shamsi will replace Tom Cooper who is returning to Australia for the start of their domestic season.

Shamsi has played for the Patriots for the previous three seasons, finishing the 2017 tournament with 11 wickets at an average of 20.27. The left-arm wrist spinner has played two Tests, 10 ODIs and six T20 Internationals for his country.

The Patriots are currently in fourth place in the CPL table with one more group match to go.

The top four teams from the group stages will proceed to the knockout phase of the tournament with the final taking place on 16 September at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

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.

The 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.

The Jamaica Tallawahs have added Ish Sodhi to their squad for the remaining matches of the 2018 Caribbean Premier League.

Sodhi will replace Adam Zampa who is returning to Australia for the start of their domestic season. 

Sodhi has played 26 T20 Internationals for New Zealand, claiming 36 wickets at an average of 19.33. The leg spin bowler spent time as the number one ranked spinner in T20 Internationals and has also played ODIs and T20s for his country. 

The Tallawahs have qualified for the knockout stages of the 2018 tournament and have one group game remaining. The final takes place on 16 September at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.