Sunil Narine, the West Indies spinner, finds himself in an interesting situation with two different Champions League teams claiming he will represent them in the forthcoming tournament, to be held in South Africa in October.Trinidad & Tobago, and the Kolkata Knight Riders, who Narine plays for in the Indian Premier League, have both said he would play for them.
On July 20, Anil Roberts, the Minister of Sport for Trinidad & Tobago, was quoted extensively in the Trinidad Express newspaper as saying that Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard would all play for T & T in the Champions League. On July 26, Joy Bhattachrjya, Team Director of KKR, said on Twitter: "Good news from @VenkyMysore. Sunil Narine to play for KKR in the CLT20."
Wisden India made attempts to contact Venky Mysore, the Chief Executive Officer of KKR, but could not reach him. Another KKR official, who did not wish to be named, explained the situation as the team saw it. "Contracts signed by foreign players for the IPL stipulated that they had to give first preference to their IPL teams if they qualified for the Champions League Twenty20," the official said.