Republic Bank CPL 2024: Antigua Falcons announce new players; TKR rope in David, Roy

The newest Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise on the block has signed a trio of Pakistani stars alongside a number of regional powerhouses, as they build their squad for their debut season.
The Antigua and Barbuda Falcons have 12 confirmed players for the 2024 season and will have five spots to fill at the draft in July. They will feature Pakistani internationals Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim and Fakhar Zaman alongside other international signings Chris Green and Azmatullah Omarzai.
For the Caribbean players, Brandon King and Fabien Allen headline the list while the likes of Hayden Walsh Jr, Shamar Springer, Kelvin Pitman, Jewel Andrew, and Joshua James have been signed to the new franchise.
On the other hand, a majority of the Trinbago Knight Riders, the runner-up team from 2023, will make a return this year, in addition to two major international signings.

The Trinbago Knight Riders retained the majority of their 2023 team

Explosive Australian batsman Tim David and England’s Jason Roy have been signed to TKR. While Ireland’s Josh Little, USA international Ali Khan and Afghan spinner Waqar Salamkheil will return to the franchise this season.
Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Dwayne Bravo, Jayden Seales, Mark Deyal, Keacy Carty and Terrence Hinds are among the 15 players announced by TKR. As such, the Trinidadian franchise will have two emerging player spots to fill at the draft in July.
The Republic Bank CPL 2024 will bowl off in the home of the new franchise, with the Antigua Falcons taking on the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Thursday, August 29 at 19:00h. On the other hand, the Knight Riders get their campaign started on Saturday, August 31, also against the Patriots but at Warner Park, St Kitts from 19:00h.