Global T20 draft streamed live

The twice postponed Global T20 draft took today, and was live streamed on the organization web site.

The big news is the appearance of Yurav Singh, with Kane Williamson being the other big name in the marquee players

Live report
The draft started with a long sales pitch for a fan engagement app that really seemed to be peripheral to the competition itself, presumably a business relationship established by the owners.

The new team was announced as the Brampton Wolves owned by the League, setting up the possibility of exciting local derbies with the Toronto team… This gives six teams- Vancouver Knights, Winnipeg Hawks, Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals – all teams had owners announced, all apparently Indian based, apart from the new team.

The owners were on stage, and presented with team jerseys- apparently with new designs, although to be honest, this writer can’t actually recall what last year’s versions were.

Then finally, on to the draft… Seventeen players, seven from full member nationals including three marquee players, five Canadian national players (three players from Canada A, 2 players from Canada B), and five from the other associates, including one from the ICC Americas. Playing squads must have five full member players, two Canadians, and the rest from Canada/ Associates. Salary cap announced as “6.5 lakh $US” (which provoked the tweet from Jon Shechet “They’re using Indian math + American Currency for a Canadian competition… Wow.”

It was suggested that the following Associates player numbers are in the draft:-
Canada: 142 USA: 39 UAE: 28 Nepal: 12 HK, Oman: 6 Russia, Malaysia: 4 Spain, Scotland: 3 Germany, Netherlands, Kenya: 2 Cyprus, Belize, Qatar: 1

Then the draft- big names- Yurav Singh, Brendon Macullum, Kane Williamson; first associate player picked- Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal

Complete Draft:
1st three names are in marquee category, first seven in full member category.
Next three names are from ICC Associates; player 12 is from ICC Americas, and the rest Canadian, first three in the A category, last two in the B category .

Toronto Nationals – coach Geoff Lawson
1. Brendon Macullum
2. Yurav Singh
3. Kieron Pollard
4. Trent Bould ($75,000 category)
5. Henrich Klaasen ($40,000 category)
6. Manpreet Singh Gony ($25,000 category)
7. Chris Green ($15,000 category)
8. Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
9. Calum McLeod (Scotland)
10. Chirag Suri (UAE)
11. Ghulam Shabbir (UAE)
12. Jasdeep Singh (USA)
13. Jeremy Gordon
14. Ravinderpal Singh
15. Salman Nazar
16. Mark Montford
17. Rodrigo Thomas

Vancouver Knights– coach Donavan Miller
1. Chris Gayle
2. Shoaib Malik
3. Andre Russell
4. Tim Southey ($75,000 category) retained
5. Rassie van der Dussen ($60,000 category) retained
6. Chadwick Walton ($40,000 category)
7. Daniel Sams ($15,000 category)
8. Hayden Walsh Junior (USA)
9. Johan Smit (Namibia)
10. Tobias Visee (Netherlands)
11. Michael Rippon (Netherlands)
12. Ali Khan (USA) retained
13. Saad Bin Zafar
14. Rizwan Cheema
15. Rayaan Pathan
16. Harsh Thaker
17. Matthew Nandu

Winnipeg Hawks – coach Lalchand Rajput
1. Chris Lynn
2. Dwayne Bravo
3. JP Duminy
4. Dwayne Smith ($60,000 category)
5. Umar Akmal ($40,000 category)
6. Rayad Emrit ($25,000 category)
7. Najibullah Zadran ($10,000 category)
8. Paul van Meekeren (Netherlands)
9. Sompal Kami (Nepal)
10. Rameez Shahzad (UAE)
11. Shaiman Anwar (UAE)
12. Sunny Sohal (USA)
13. Hamza Tariq
14. Sana Kaleem (BC)
15. Umair Ghani
16. Romesh Eranga
17. Varun Sehdev

Edmonton Royals – coach Stephen Fleming
1. Kane Williamson
2. Faff DuPlessis
3. Ben Cutting
4. Shadab Khan ($75,000 category)
5. Mohammed Nawaz ($60,000 category)
6. Sherfane Rutherford ($40,000 category)
7. Jimmy Neesham ($25,000 category)
8. Safyaan Sharif (Scotland)
9. Anshumam Rath (Hong Kong)
10. Richie Berrington (Scotland)
11. Ehsan Nawaz (Hong Kong)
12. Kyle Phillips (USA)
13. Davy Jacobs
14. Navneet Dhaliwal
15. Satsimranjit Dhindsa
16. Aakash Gill
17. Shahid Ahmadzai

Montreal Tigers – coach Tom Moody
1. George Bailey
2. Sunil Narine
3. Thisara Perera
4. Fahad Ahmed ($75,000 category)
5. Isuru Udana ($40,000 category)
6. Naroshan Dickwella ($25,000 category)
7. Keemo Paul ($15,000 category)
8. Mohammad Naveed (UAE)
9. Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)
10. Matthew Cross (Scotland)
11. Nizakat Khan (Hong Komg)
12. Steve Taylor (USA)
13. Dillon Heyliger
14. Nikhil Dutta
15. Bupinder Singh
16. Arslan Khan (Nova Scotia)
17. Ashton Deosammy

Brampton Wolves – coach Phil Simmons
1. Darren Sammy
2. Shakib al Hassan
3. Colin Munro
4. Shahid Afridi ($75,000 category)
5. Wahab Riaz ($60,000 category)
6. Lendl Simmons ($40,000 category)
7. Andre Fletcher ($25,000 category)
8. Babar Hayat (Hong Kong)
9. George Munsey (Scotland)
10. Rohan Mustafa (UAE)
11. Zahoor Khan (UAE)
12. Timil Patel (USA)
13. Nitish Kumar
14. Aabrash Khan
15. Arman Kapoor
16. Faisal Jamkhandi
17. Nawab Singh

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