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CRICKET: Andre Russell among 11 J’cans drafted for CPL

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2013 | 7:07 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is among eleven Jamaicans who have been drafted to play in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament.




The players’ draft was conducted yesterday in Jamaica.



Russell will be the highest paid of the 11 Jamaicans who were sold out to four of the six franchise teams today.



Russell was selected in Pool ‘A’ and will remain with the Jamaica franchise.



Explosive opener Chris Gayle, one of the six West Indies franchise players selected before the draft will also remain with the Jamaica franchise.



Of the eleven Jamaicans drafted today, eight will remain with the Jamaica franchise.



Apart from Russell, the other players are — discarded West Indies spinner Nikita Miller, Danza Hyatt, Carlton Baugh, Jermaine Blackwood, Akeem Dewar, Dave Bernard, Nkrumah Bonner and Chadwick Walton.



Sheldon Cotterell and Krishmar Santonki are the other Jamaicans who were sold at the players’ draft today.



Cotterell will join his countryman Marlon Samuels at the Antigua and Barbuda franchise, while Santokie will go to the Guyana franchise.



Samuels, is another of the six West Indies franchise players.



The Caribbean Premier League bowls off on July 30 and ends on August 24.



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