The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have announced that Anton Devcich will be joining them for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League which bowls off from August 8.
The New Zealander will be replacing spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, who will now be with South Africa on their tour of Sri Lanka, and then will be representing South Africa ‘A’ until the end of August.
Devcich, a 32-year-old spin bowling all-rounder, has had previous experience with the Hero CPL, having played for the Trinbago Knight Riders in 2016. Known for his lavish beard, the batsman has played 16 times for New Zealand, having represented his country in ODIs and T20 Internationals.
Speaking about the arrival of Devcich, Patriots Head Coach Donovan Miller hailed the Kiwi as a class player who offers a huge amount with the bat, ball, and in the field. He further noted that Devcich’s experience in international and franchise cricket around the world will be a real asset to the Patriots this season.
Meanwhile Devcich and his team will have the chance to show their skills when they open the tournament against multiple time finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Providence National Stadium, Guyana.