Home at last! Pollard named as Trinbago marquee player

Kieron Pollard will finally have the opportunity to don the red and black outfit of the Trinbago Knight Riders after he was announced as the team’s marquee player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The 2019 edition, which will bowl off on September 4 and run until October 12, will see Pollard suiting up for his home team for the first time in CPL’s seven-year history. Previously, the explosive all-rounder captained the Barbados Tridents for the first five years of CPL, from 2013 to 2017 before his brief stint as the St Lucia Stars Captain in 2018.
Making the announcement on Wednesday was Venky Mysore, Director of TKR, who disclosed that the franchise is happy to have their son of the soil and is looking to add more Trinidadian players to the team.
“We are delighted to welcome Pollard back home, and it’s great to continue our efforts to bring as many Trini boys home as possible. I can’t wait for the reaction of the fans when Pollard takes the field at our opening game on September 4.”
Pollard will be hoping to boost an already power-packed TKR line-up as they seek to add to the three championships they have won in the last four tournaments in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Pollard has played in 474 T20 matches, so he brings a vast amount of experience to the Knight Riders squad, from CPL and from tournaments around the world.
The rest of the Trinbago Knight Riders 2019 squad will be decided at the Hero CPL Players Draft, which takes place on May 22, 2019.