Kevin O’Brien heading back to CPL
April 4th 2014 by Cricket Ireland | International
Ireland Vice-Captain Kevin O’Brien will be heading to the Caribbean again this summer as he was re-selected at the 2014 Caribbean Premier League Draft for the T & T Red Steel.
All-Rounder O’Brien appeared in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League for the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel with good success as he opened the batting regularly for the franchise side.
The draft for the second CPL took place yesterday in Jamaica and O’Brien was retained alongside many of his team-mates from last year.
For the Red Steel, Dwayne Bravo is the West Indies Franchise Player while New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is the International Franchise Player.
The Red Steel players, besides Bravo and Taylor, who were retained from last year’s inaugural event were batsman Darren Bravo; all-rounder Kevon Cooper, wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran; leg-spinner Samuel Badree; left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (Barbados); fast bowlers Delorn Johnson (St Vincent) and Fidel Edwards (Barbados).
The new other additions are left-handed openers Kenar Lewis (Jamaica) and Nasir Jamsheed (Pakistan), middle-order batsman Jason Mohammed and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel.