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Caribbean Premier League (CPL) CEO, Pete Russell is backing a call from West Indies Captain Kieron Pollard for another Twenty20 tournament to help unearth new talent in the region, which he said was discussed with Cricket West Indies (CWI).
Following the West Indies exit from the T20 World Cup after the group stage in India last year, Pollard felt that new blood was needed in the T20 game in the region and that it needed to be unearthed and developed.
West Indies’ Captain, Kieron Pollard. Action Images/Peter Cziborra/File

“One of the things that for us that we need to do, especially in the Caribbean, is we need to have another tournament other than CPL, whereas we can unearth new talent,” he said.

 “I think what he is saying is that CPL always has to be the pinnacle for these players but you have to make sure you have these younger players coming through,” Russell said.
Russel revealed that player retention is now taking place and over the next few weeks, the teams will start to take shape.

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