Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has become the first player from his country to enroll himself for the exhilarating Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this year. Currently placed in the CPL draft for the upcoming season, Irfan could become the first ever Indian player to participate in an overseas T20 league.
While players presently under contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are officially debarred from playing foreign leagues, the revered status of Indian Premier League (IPL) has not allowed other non-contracted players to follow that path.
Irfan will be joining the draft alongside the likes of a star-studded international roster including Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, JP Duminy, Jofra Archer and Shakib Al Hasan. The 34-year-old pacer had a terrific start to his international career back in 2004, before being plagued with inconsistency and injury problems, that rendered him out of the team.