Spinner Pravin Tambe Becomes First Indian To Play In CPL

New Delhi: Spinner Pravin Tambe, 48, on Wednesday turned the primary Indian to play within the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Tambe was chosen for the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) of their match in opposition to St Lucia Zouks forward of star spinner Sunil Narine.

TKR captain Kieron Pollard didn’t give any particular motive for Narine’s exclusion from the squad. Tambe had in July grow to be the primary Indian to signal for a CPL group when he was signed by TKR, a franchisee who’s co-owned by Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore congratulated Tambe on the event.

“I don’t know about Pravin Tambe but I am excited that he’s making his debut for @TKRiders! What an inspiring story!” tweeted Mysore.

KKR had roped in Tambe for this season of the IPL on the auctions in December final yr. He had thus grow to be the oldest participant to be offered on the auctions. Nevertheless, he was later disqualified by IPL’s Governing Council for that includes within the T10 League within the UAE.

“BCCI rules strictly say that an Indian player has to be exclusively playing in the IPL or he has to stay away from the cash-rich league and participate in other leagues across the globe. To have sent in his name for the T10 draft and now to also be a part of the IPL is clearly against the BCCI protocol. So, he can’t play,” a BCCI functionary informed IANS in January.

Tambe made his IPL debut on the age of 41 in 2013. He has thus far performed 33 matches in all IPL editions selecting up 28 wickets.


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