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Irfan Pathan only Indian to enrol for 2019 CPL Players Draft

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Pathan became the only Indian on Thursday to enrol himself in the players draft for upcoming Carribean (CPL).

By signing up for the players draft, Pathan may become the first Indian to play in an overseas

CPL's official website put out the final list of players who have signed up for the players draft.

A record number of 536 players from 20 overseas countries and the are available to be picked by six CPL teams.

"The fact that so many players have registered for our draft is a testament to the stature of our league. Playing in the is something that all players look forward to, and the CPL combines that allure with a high standard of We expect that this year's tournament will be no different," Michael Hall, CPL Tournament Operations Director, said in a statement.

The likes of Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Shakib al Hasan, Jofra Archer, and JP Duminy have put their names forward for the draft along with stars such as Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and

Each franchise has the option of retaining or acquiring a maximum number of six players, although there is no obligation to do so.

The players the teams can potentially retain are:

Minimum of three West Indian players, a maximum of four,

Maximum of one overseas player, reduced to none if four West Indians retained,

A whether retained or acquired,

An ICC Americas Player,

Trinbago Knight Riders won the previous edition of the CPL in 2018.

This year's CPL will be held from September 4 to October 12.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 18:15 IST