All IPL bound West Indies players will be available for the Tata IPL 2022

All IPL bound West Indies players will be available for the Tata IPL 2022: Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday confirmed that the IPL bound West Indies players will be available for the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The cricket board has assured to grand No Objection Certificate (NOC) to every player who has an IPL contract in hand.

CWI, a day after Tata IPL 2022 Mega Auction conclusion, oK’d the development while addressing the issue. The Caribbean cricket board has guaranteed a special window for its players for a two-month-long lucrative T20 tournament.

Season fifteen of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to get underway on March 27 while the tournament final will be held in the final week of May.

“The CWI has allocated a window for the tournament each year in their ICC FTP and also guaranteed this to the players in their retainer contracts, therefore West Indies players are fully available to participate in the IPL each year. The IPL 2022 is slated to be played in April and May,” the board said in a statement on Monday (February 14).

Several Caribbean cricket stars bagged IPL contracts in the recently held IPL mega auction. As many as 14 players from that part of the world secured lucrative agreements.

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The likes of Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer were among the 14 CWI players who will feature in the IPL 2022. Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell were, earlier, retained by their respective IPL franchises.

The CWI President Ricky Skerritt has extended his warm wishes for all the players who will compete in the toughest T20 league in the world.

“I want to congratulate all of the West Indies players who have secured contracts to the various franchises in the IPL, which is the biggest and most lucrative global T20 franchise tournament. But I especially want to applaud those younger players who received their first full IPL contracts,” said the CWI chief.

“This shows great faith in emerging West Indies talent. I continue to believe that our players can seek quality employment abroad, and still be positioned to operate constructively and successfully within the West Indies cricket system,” he added.

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