O'Donohoe ready for CPL draft

12 February 2018 07:39:31 EST

Caribbean Premier League supremo Damien O'Donohoe believes this year's event will see the best talent yet at the tournament.

The Twenty20 league, which started in 2013, will house a host of West Indies stars in 2018 as there are no international fixtures clashing with its dates of 8th August until 16th September.

"Our draft is such an important date in the Hero CPL calendar. It is when we get to find out who will be coming to join the biggest party in sport," said O'Donohoe.

"We know that the quality of players that we have coming to this year's tournament will generate a huge amount of excitement.

"While the Hero CPL is about bringing the carnival atmosphere to cricket, the quality of the sport on display is just as important.

"The world-class cricketers that will be selected on 1st March are what make the cricket at Hero CPL so special."

The squads for the sixth edition of the tournament will be selected in a fortnight at the ceremony in central London.

Trinbago Knight Riders won their second title in three years in 2017 when Kevon Cooper starred with a late batting blitz.

TKR needed 28 off the final 13 deliveries of a low-scoring contest against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots but got home by three wickets.

West Indies are 9/1 to win the Twenty20 World Cup in 2020, while Pakistan can be backed at 14/1 and Australia at 11/4.

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