Historic cricket deal

Four West Indies cricketers have signed a historic deal that will make them co-owners and stakeholders in the new Canadian Premier League Twenty20.

One-day International captain Dwayne Bravo, Test skipper Denesh Ramdin, opening batsman Kieron Powell and former captain and veteran middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul have reportedly signed on to the venture by becoming owner/stakeholder for the forthcoming North American League.

According to a media release from the Canadian Premier League Twenty20, the deal comes ahead of the countdown to the inaugural tournament, with officials recently announcing that the tournament will begin on Aug. 1, 2015.

Roy Singh, chief executive officer and chairman of the Canadian Premier League Twenty20, is expected to announce some details soon as to where the tournament will begin its inaugural season. The 10-league tournament will comprise professional cricketers from around Canada, alongside global cricketing super stars from across the world, league official confirmed.