David Miller has been picked up as one of the marquee players for the Canada T20 league, along with disgraced Australian cricketers David Warner and Steve Smith.
Fresh off winning the KFC Colonel’s Always Original Award for his fastest T20 International century against Bangladesh, Miller was picked by the Winnipeg Hawks.
He will be joined by former Australia vice-captain Warner – one of three Australia players who suffered hefty bans for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March – as well as West Indies and IPL winning Chennai Super Kings star Dwayne Bravo.
Former Australia captain Smith will join Toronto Nationals along with West Indies stars Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard.
Other marquee signings include Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.
Wayne Parnell was bought by the Edmonton Royals, to play alongside Christiaan Jonker, the Warriors batsman who played one T20I, against India, in February. Rassie van der Dussen, the top scorer in the recent Sunfoil Series with almost 1 000 runs and who has a T20 strike rate of 123 and a top score of 112 not out, was picked by the Vancouver Knights.
The tournament will run from 28 June till 15 July and will feature teams representing Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton and Winnipeg along with a Caribbean side.
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