The fifth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is scheduled to run from August 4 to September 9.
The opening match of CPL 2017 will be played between St Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders on August 4.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris are set for their maiden CPL season, having been recruited by Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots respectively. Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga will be a part of the St. Lucia Stars (formerly St. Lucia Zouks) this season, having previously represented Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Meanwhile Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara have been retained by Guyana, Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs respectively. Chris Gayle, who led Tallawahs to the title in 2016, will now play for the Patriots, the side that finished bottom last season.
Here is the complete list of players participating in CPL 2017:
Kieron Pollard (c), Kane Williamson, Wahab Riaz, Raymon Reifer, Christopher Barnwell, Imran Khan, Damion Jacobs, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Wayne Parnell, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein, Ryan Wiggins, Tino Best.
Head Coach: Robin Singh
Lendl Simmons, Kumar Sangakkara (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim, Garey Mathurin, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Foo, Mohammad Sami, Rovman Powell, Gidron Pope, Kesrick Williams, Kennar Lewis, Andre McCarthy, Odean Smith.
Head Coach: Junior Bennett.
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Sohail Tanvir, Martin Guptill (c), Chadwick Walton, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Gajanand Singh, Assad Fudadin, Keon Joseph, Chris Lynn, Rayad Emrit, Rashid Khan, Jason Mohammed, Steven Taylor, Steven Jacobs, S Katwaroo, Ali Khan, Shimron Hetmyer.
Head Coach: Carl Hooper.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Ben Cutting, Chris Gayle, Brandon King, Jeremiah Louis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nikhil Dutta, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Samuel Badree, Shamarh Brooks, Mohammad Nabi, Kieran Powell, Devon Thomas.
Head Coach: Eric Simons
St Lucia Stars:
Darren Sammy (c), Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Sunil Ambris, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kamran Akmal, Keddy Lesporis, Eddie Leie, Obed McCoy, Kyle Mayers, Timil Patel, Shane Shillingford, Shane Watson, Lasith Malinga, David Miller, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.
Head Coach: Stuart Williams.
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Hashim Amla, Dwayne Bravo (c), Kevon Cooper, Brad Hogg, Nikita Miller, Darren Bravo, Hamza Tariq, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Anderson Phillip, Denesh Ramdin, Shadab Khan, Ronsford Beaton, William Perkins, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, Mehedi Hasan.
Head Coach: Simon Helmot