Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera were all picked by the Montreal Tigers for the inaugural Global T20 Canada cricket tournament starting 28th of June 2018.
A total of 22 matches will be played in a round robin format before the knockouts. The championship match will be played on the 15th of July 2018. All contests will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto.
David Warner and Steve Smith, serving a 12-month ban for their role in the ball tampering scandal were also picked in the player draft. Smith will play for the Toronto Nationals alongside Darren Sammy and Keiron Pollard.
Sri Lanka born Canadians Ruvindu Gunasekara and Srimantha Wijeratne who recently played in the Super Provincial Tournament were picked by the Vancouver Knights.
A total of 6 teams will take part in the tournament, including a representative side from the Carribean.
Coach: Mohammad Akram
Shahid Afridi, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Christiaan Jonker, Wayne Parnell, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman, Shaiman Anwar, Ammar Khalid, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Ahmed Raza, Simon Pervez, Abraash Khan.
Coach: Tom Moody
Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez, Denesh Ramdin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, George Worker, Najibullah Zadran, Cecil Pervez, Ibrahim Khaleel, Dillon Heyliger, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyan Pathan.
Coach: Phil Simmons
Darren Sammy, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Naved Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Farhan Malik, Nitish Kumar, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Umair Ghani.
Coach: Donovan Miller
Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton, Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie van der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon.
Coach: Waqar Younis
Dwayne Bravo, David Miller, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Rayad Emrit, Ben McDermott, Ali Khan, Hamza Tariq, Junaid Siddiqui, Tion Webster, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Phillip.
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