Guyana batsman Rajindra Chandrika and Jamaica left-arm spinner Nikita Miller will be lining up with the Carib franchise team for the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) PowerPlay Twenty20 franchise tournament at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain from June 22-24.
Chandrika, who plies his trade with PowerGen Penal Sports club, found some form in the TTCB Premiership T20 tournament, helping his team to a third place finish.
He was the second highest run-scorer in the tournament with 145 runs at an average of 48.33.
Miller played with champions Queen's Park Cricket Club in the Premiership T20, snatching four wickets in three matches.
They join the Samuel Badree-led team which also includes West Indies opener Adrian Barath.
The franchises were given eight players and a captain and were allowed to acquire five more players to complete their squads. Teams were only allowed to have two foreign players in their team.
Badree will lead his team in a practice match tomorrow (Sunday) against the Trini Posse franchise, led by Justin Guillen, at the Oval from 12:30 p.m.
Trini Posse have brought in Guyanese pair Narsingh Deonarine and Anthony Bramble as their two foreign players. They will also have the services of former T&T pacer Mervyn Dillon, Queen's Park all-rounder Ricardo Paty and Preysal cricketer Kristopher Ramsaran.
The other two franchises--Petrotrin and Angostura--have not confirmed any practice matches but they have begun their preparations with training sessions.
Petrotrin, led by former T&T skipper Daren Ganga, have acquired the services of Barbados all-rounder Kevin Stoute as well as medium pace all-rounder Richard Kelly, and batsmen Lincoln Roberts and Kenton Thompson.
They are yet to confirm the final player in their 14-man squad.
Angostura, led by all-rounder Rayad Emrit will be boosted by Jamaicans Horace Miller and Xavier Marshall as well as allrounder Kwesi Blackburn from T&TEC Sports and Vinod Siew from Championship Division side Yorkshire Club.
Angostura's fifth player to complete their 14-man listing will be a "surprise," according to team officials.
Missing the first PowerPlay Twenty20 will be T&T regulars Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul and Lendl Simmons, who are in England with the Windies, while Kjorn Ottley, Yannic Cariah and Marlon Barclay are enrolled at the High Performance Centre (HPC) in Barbados and will be unavailable for the tournament.
The PowerPlay T20 is scheduled to be combined with the West Indies "A" team T20 series against India "A" at the Oval which takes place on June 23 and 24.
The four franchise teams will be playing for a first prize of $30,000 and it will be another opportunity for the T&T players to show their worth before the selectors meet to name the preliminary squad for the Champions League Twenty20.