Indian spinner set to play Caribbean league at 48

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Indian leg-spinner Pravin Tambe is set to play in the Caribbean Premier League at 48 years of age as the six franchises announced their teams on Monday.

Tambe has been signed by Trinbago Knight Riders and will become the first Indian to play at the CPL, which is scheduled between 18 August to 10 September.

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan co-owns the Knight Riders franchise, which started its journey in the Indian Premier League as Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.

The wrist spinner, who played just two first-class matches for his home team Mumbai in 2013-14, was sold to KKR in the IPL auctions in December.

But could not play the cash-rich league after being disqualified by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for playing in unsanctioned cricket leagues like the T10.

The CPL draft was carried out remotely as teams filled out their rosters with both Caribbean and overseas players including Rashid Khan from Afghanistan and New Zealand's Ross Taylor.


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