Thisara Perera now available for all CPL matches
The St Lucia Zouks have confirmed that Thisara Perera is now available for the duration of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The tournament gets underway on September 4 with the Zouks playing their first match on September 5 when they travel to face Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence Stadium.
It had been previously announced that Perera would be unavailable for the first two matches of the Zouks’ season and a temporary replacement was to be found. With him now available for all 10 group games, and the playoffs should the Zouks reach the knockout stages, that temporary replacement is no longer required.
Perera was part of the Sri Lanka squad during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and has a huge amount of experience of playing T20 cricket around the world.
Perera has appeared in 79 international T20 matches and has played 260 T20 games in total, including in domestic leagues in India, England, and Pakistan, as well as his native Sri Lanka. He has previously played at the CPL, representing St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
First started in 2013, the Hero 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.
Trinbago Knight Riders are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs.
The 2019 tournament will take place between September 4 and October 12.