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Smith replaces Shakib in CPL 2018

Published on: 6:04 pm - Wednesday | July 25, 2018

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan won’t be seen playing for Barbados Tridents for the 2018 Caribbean Premier League as former Australia skipper Steve Smith is going to replace him.

“It is a huge blow to lose Shakib for the tournament but in Steve Smith we have a truly world-class replacement who can help to bring power to our batting lineup. As a man who has played cricket at the highest level all over the world we are very confident that Smith will be a big success with the Tridents,” says Tridents coach Robin Singh as reported in News 18.

Smith will join the league which will run from August 8 to September 16.

This will be Smith’s second outing in domestic T20 leagues since being handed a 12-month ban by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the ‘Sandpaper Gate’ fiasco in South Africa.

The Tridents get their season underway with an away trip to the Guyana Amazon Warriors on August 12 before a match against St Lucia Stars on August 17.

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