The Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks have announced the signing of replacement players for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Professional League (CPL) season, as they are scheduled to lose current squad members due to international commitments.
In a release issued Monday, the CPL said Tridents had signed Australian all-rounder Dan Christian as a replacement for Asif Ali, who has left the team due to domestic commitments in Pakistan.
Christian, 36, is an experienced T20 player and last played in the CPL with the Trinbago Knight Riders during their successful 2017 title chase. He has played 293 T20 matches across his career and campaigned in the T20 Blast in England, Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League and the Australian Big Bash.
Christian has worn Aussie colours in T20s 16 times and has scored two T20 hundreds and taken two five-wicket hauls over his career.
The Zouks meanwhile have signed on South African Colin Ingram to replace Sri Lankan Thisara Perera, who has been recalled to his country for a training camp.
Ingram, 34, played with the successful TKR unit for the latter half of last season. He too has played in the Australian Big Bash, Indian Premier League and T20 Blast in the UK.
He has played in 250 T20s and scored four hundreds, 38 fifties and over 6,000 runs and is expected to be a major boost to a Zouks unit seeking to make the CPL playoffs for the first time since 2016.
TKR have also lost the services of 19-year-old pacer Mohammad Hasnain, who has been recalled by the Pakistan Cricket Board for impending international duty although he had previously been given permission to play for the entire season. However, TKR are yet to name a replacement for him.