Smit Patel, CPL 2021, Barbados Tridents
Smit Patel (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian  U-19 World Cup-winning cricketer Smit Patel has retired from Indian cricket after he became the second cricketer after Pravin Tambe to sign up for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

According to BCCI’s rules, any cricketer (international/ or domestic) cannot take part in a foreign T20 League until he quits playing domestic cricket and the IPL.

Smit Patel, who has featured in 55 First-Class, 43 List-A, and 28 T20 games, will be joining Barbados Tridents in the forthcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League.

U-19 World Cup Winner Smit Patel To Play For Barbados Tridents In CPL 2021
Smit Patel
Smit Patel (Image Credits: Getty)

Patel, who scored a match-winning 62* off 84 during the 2012 U-19 World Cup final, started his domestic career with Gujarat before moving to Tripura and Baroda. He represented Baroda during the 2019/20 First-Class season.

Smit never got a chance to play for any IPL franchise, let alone for the national team. He has played a few practice matches in USA’s Major Cricket League and his inclusion in the Caribbean Premier League indicates that he might have moved there.

The former U-19 World Cup winner will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Chris Morris, Jason Holder, Mohammad Amir, Shai Hope among many others at Barbados Tridents.

The 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will take place between August 28-September 19. The entire tournament will be hosted by St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

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