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CHRIS SOLE SIGNS WITH SAINT LUCIA KINGS IN CPL

Cricket Scotland @CricketScotland
July 28, 2023 11 months
CHRIS SOLE SIGNS WITH SAINT LUCIA KINGS IN CPL
BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE - JULY 04: Chris Sole of Scotland celebrates the wicket of Sean Williams of Zimbabwe with team mate Richie Berrington during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier Zimbabwe 2023 match between Zimbabwe and Scotland at Queen’s Sports Club on July 04, 2023 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Albert Perez-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Scotland bowler Chris Sole will be joining the Saint Lucia Kings for the first half of their 2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season.

Sole is the first Scotland player to appear at the CPL and will be with the Kings until Bhanuka Rakapaksha joins the squad at the end of his involvement at the Asia Cup with Sri Lanka.

Sole has played 38 international matches for Scotland, claiming 58 wickets in those matches and was a significant contributor to Scotland’s deep run at the ICC World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe this month.

Chris told us:

“I’m absolutely delighted to be given this opportunity, and really excited to be the first Scottish player to go and play in the CPL. Hopefully I won’t be the last, and that many other talented Scottish cricketers coming through get the chance to play in this competition. I’m looking forward to seeing if I can show what Scots can produce on this big stage.

“Given the rainy weather here in Edinburgh currently, I’m in the office but it’s exciting to know I’ll be heading to some Caribbean sun very soon! I can’t wait to get stuck in – many thanks to the support I’ve received from everyone.”

ABOUT THE REPUBLIC BANK CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:

First started in 2013, the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. The broadcast and digital viewership in 2022 was 721.8million to make it one of the most watched leagues in world cricket. Jamaica Tallawahs are the current Republic Bank CPL champions, and the other competing teams are Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings and Trinbago Knight Riders.

The 2023 tournament will run from the 16 August to 24 September.

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