The 48-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe became the first Indian cricketer to sign-up for a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise. The veteran leg-spinner will ply his trade for the Trinbago Knight Riders for CPL 2020.
The cricketer from Mumbai made the headlines when he joined IPL at the age of 41. He soon made an impression of himself scalping wickets to change the momentum of the game. He has so far represented Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
Pravin Tambe to represent TKR in CPL 2020
Pravin Tambe also bagged a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2020. However, IPL’s Governing Committee disqualified him for featuring in a T10 league in the UAE. Since then, he has been on loggerheads with BCCI questioning their actions.
He recently slammed the officials for not providing the required NOC to play in foreign leagues. Pravin Tambe wants to play in foreign leagues since BCCI does not allow him to feature in the domestic competitions.
“I am fit and since the BCCI does not allow me to take part in its competitions why shouldn’t I play in other leagues. I am eligible to play outside and got picked by TKR and will also take all necessary precautions and follow protocols before going there,” Tambe told the Indian Express.
Meanwhile, Trinabago Knight Riders have a star-studded line-up with seasoned all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard in the squad. Pravin Tambe is likely to partner with Sunil Narine in the upcoming CPL 2020 as they chase to lift the trophy. On the other hand, Lendl Simmons and Colin Munro are likely to lead the charge with the bat.
Pravin Tambe has played in IPL from 2013 and 2017 having picked 28 wickets in 33 IPL games which also includes a hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014.