Kingston, Jamaica, Aug 9: Leading England batter and World Cup winner Alex Hales will join the Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League. Hales will replace Afghanistan's Naveen ul Haq who is no longer available, informed the organisers on Wednesday.
Hales will join the Tallawahs once his commitments in England are completed. He has played more than 400 games of T20 cricket and is one of just nine players to have scored more than 10,000 runs in the format. Hales is the highest English run scorer in the T20 format and has experience of playing in the CPL having won the tournament with the Barbados franchise in 2019, sources said.
Worth mentioning that 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 edition of the tournament will run from August 16 to September 24, the organisers added.