Sohail Tanvir among elite picks at Caribbean Premier League


Pakistan all-rounder Sohail Tanvir was among the top picks at the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday.

Tanvir was picked up by CPL franchise Guyana Amazon Warriors for $160,000.

He was joined by West Indies internationals Lendl Simmons (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots), Chris Gayle (Jamaica Tallawahs), Dwayne Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders), Kieron Pollard (Barbados Tridents) and South Africa’s David Miller (Zouks) for the top category.

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers and teammate Faf du Plessis lined up for the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots alongside Australian international Brad Hodge.

De Villiers will be joined at Barbados Tridents by Pollard and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik.

Hard-hitting Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal and all-rounder Imad Wasim were picked up for $70,000 by Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs respectively.