The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board yesterday named 29 players to start training on Saturday in preparation for September’s Champions League Twenty20 in India.
But missing from the squad are Indian Premier League (IPL) stars Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Kevon Cooper.
The trio’s respective IPL franchises all qualified for the Champions League T20, and with the impressive performances those players, their IPL franchises will most likely retain their services for the lucrative Champions League T20—Pollard with IPL champions Mumbai Indians, Cooper with Rajasthan Royals and Bravo with Chennai Super Kings.
But there is also some good news for T&T with spinner Sunil Narine in the training squad after his franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, missed out on Champions League T20 qualification.
Also in the training squad are West Indies players Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Lendl Simmons, Shannon Gabriel and Samuel Badree.
The players will attend a practice sessions at Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre, Balmain, Couva on Saturday.
T&T Training Squad
Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, William Perkins, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Devon Nelson, Justin Guillen, Sherwin Ganga, Adrian Ali, Nicholas Sookdeosingh, Imran Khan, Adrian Barath, Kjorn Ottley, Yannick Ottley, Denesh Ramdin, Jason Mohammed, Yannic Cariah, Nicholas Pooran, Rayad Emrit, Teshawn Castro, Darren Bravo, Derone Davis, Samuel Badree, Amit Jaggernauth, Navin Stewart, Khary Pierre, Ancil Bhagan, Shannon Gabriel, Marlon Richards.