Before the Caribean Premier League (CPL T20) begins later this month, the league has revealed re-jigged squads. Because the competition clashes with the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa series, players like Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, and Wanindu Hasaranga will be unavailable. Chris Morris, who pulled out of CPL 2021 due to personal reasons, is another notable omission.
The Barbados Royals have decided not to re-sign Chris Morris for the next CPL 2021, as the South African has decided to withdraw owing to personal reasons. Morris, a first-round pick for the organisation, has fallen out of favour with the national team and has been playing in various leagues across the world. The experienced all-rounder, who plays for the Rajasthan Royals, which recently took over the Barbados franchise, is the most expensive player in IPL history. As a result, the CPL 2021 team has chosen Glenn Phillips of New Zealand as a replacement.
Meanwhile, Anrich Nortje of the Delhi Capitals will miss the CPL 2021 due to the competition coinciding with the Sri Lanka-South Africa series. Nortje was recruited alongside fellow South African Rassie van der Dussen by the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Paul van Meekeren of the Netherlands will take his position. Nortje did not play in any of Delhi’s Phase 1 games, but now that he is back in the UAE, the South African will be expected to deliver in IPL 2021 Phase 2.
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis, the captain of the CSK, has been retained by the Saint Lucia Kings. Du Plessis, one of the leading run scorers in IPL 2021 Phase 1, was ruled out of the Hundred after suffering a concussion, and it is unclear whether he has fully recovered.
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From August 26 until September 15, Warner Park will host the CPL 2021 in its entirety. The 33-match tournament will let spectators to fill the 8,000-seat venue to up to 50% capacity if they present proof of vaccination before entering the stadium. In the CPL bubble, players, support personnel, commentators, and broadcast crew can move directly to the IPL bubble in the UAE.