Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cooper back with Royals

Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Kevon Cooper is back with Rajasthan Royals for the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) after being bought by the franchise on the second and final day of the 2014 IPL Auction, in India, yesterday.

Cooper was bought for US$50,000 and joins 11 other West Indies players who will be part of this year’s tournament.

Among the other T&T players in the IPL are Ravi Rampaul who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$150,000 and Samuel Badree who was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for US$50,000.

Sunil Narine was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders while Dwayne Bravo was kept by Chennai and Kieron Pollard was retained by Mumbai Indians.

The only new West Indian face in the IPL is Jamaica pacer Krishmar Santokie who was bought by Mumbai Indians for US$50,000. Missing out on contracts were Marlon Samuels, Christopher Barnwell and Fidel Edwards.