Holder pleased to be home

07 June 2018 10:49:01 EST

Jason Holder says it is a great feeling to be one of two West Indies cricketers returning home for the 2018 Caribbean Premier League.

Windies captain Holder is back at the Barbados Tridents having missed the 2017 tournament due to the international tour of England.

Fellow all-rounder Andre Russell also makes his domestic comeback with Jamaica Tallawahs following his return from a 12-month suspension for a drugs test violation.

"It feels great to come back home to play for the Barbados Tridents, it's a pleasing feeling for me," Holder, who will lead the franchise for the first time, said.

"And it'll be my first time leading in T20 cricket and I'm really looking forward to it, I think it's something that will help improve my captaincy on a whole.

"So, it will be good to mingle with guys like Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill. We've got overseas stars that will lend their experience and help me along the way as well so I'm really looking forward to that and hopefully Barbados Tridents could again be very, very successful in the CPL."

The 34-match season begins on 8th August with the final on 16th September.

For the third successive year the tournament will return to the United States, with three matches taking place in Lauderhill, Florida.

West Indies are 16/1 to win the 2019 World Cup.

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