Ex-New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor to play in Caribbean Premier League

Taylor, part of the Kiwi side that reached successive ICC Cricket World Cups semifinals in 2007 and 2011, as well as the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009, has a career strike-rate of 142.79 in the shortest form of the game.

updated: April 05, 2013 17:43 IST
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has become the latest international cricketer to link up with the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) set to begin in July.

Taylor, one of the hottest commodities in Twenty20 cricket, has been confirmed as the tournament's third international franchise player, organisers announced on Thursday, reports CMC.

The former New Zealand captain has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008, with spells at Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils and, for this year, the Pune Warriors.

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