Former South African legend Jacques Kallis has been named in Caribbean Premier League 2015 draft. The tournament organizers have confirmed that Kallis will be a part of CPL 2015. He was featured in last Caribbean Premier League season as well.
Jacques Kallis retired from international cricket in last July and currently associated with other popular twenty20 leagues around the globe. He played crucial role for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL-7 win. Recently he has associated himself with Australian KFC Big Bash league in which he’ll play for Sydney Thunder.
Kallis said, “I have really enjoyed playing in the Caribbean with the Proteas and am looking forward to hopefully returning for the CPL. It is an amazing place with amazing people and I am excited to see what team I will be playing for. CPL has produced some fantastic cricket and the fans really bring a special atmosphere so I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
Australian legend Ricky Ponting and England’s ex-batsman Kevin Pietersen are also campaigned in Caribbean t20 tournament.
CPL international cricket director Tom Moody said, “The addition of these cricketing greats to the roster for CPL 2015 is testament to the growing success of the ‘Biggest Party in Sport’ which has grown significantly since its inaugural year. And, with players of this calibre getting on board, CPL is offering young Caribbean cricketers a great opportunity to test their skills against some of the best of their generation.”
Moody pleased to say that it would be great for young cricketers and Caribbean tournament when players like Kallis will play in the competition.