Six up and coming young cricketers from across the Americas have been given a fantastic opportunity - the chance to make their mark in the 2015 Caribbean Premier League.
The chosen ones - American Steven Taylor, Bermudan Christian Burgess and Canadians Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Farhan Malik, Nikhil Dutta and Nitish Kumar - went through an intensive training camp in Barbados in late 2014 where they proved they were ready to showcase their talent on the big stage.
"I am ready to compete at the highest level and help the Tridents retain the title" - Steven Taylor
The Americas’ regional ‘young guns’ have now been allocated to each of the franchises throughout the strong Caribbean T20 league. They will join icons of the sport such as Jacques Kallis, Kevin Pietersen and Shahid Afridi for a week-long camp as they compete for the final place on each team’s rookie list.
Despite their ages, these players are regular selections for their national teams. They have had experience on the international stage and are ready to take their game to the next level as the six players will be competing against four local under-19 cricketers from the West Indies for the remaining contract on each franchise list during the mid-June camps.