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DJ Bravo leaves Trinbago Knight Riders to join Patriots ahead of CPL


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West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is set to join St Kitts and Nevis Patriots from Trinbago Knight Riders ahead of the new Caribbean Premier League season. Wicket- keeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin will move in the opposite direction as a part of the trade.

"At this stage of my career I needed a new challenge, which is to work with the young talent for the benefit of Cricket West Indies. Also becoming part of a new franchise SNKP will provide me with a new challenge in CPL. I want to thank TKR for respecting my wishes and for all their support over the years. I also appreciate everything they've done for Trinidad and Tobago in general." He said.

Bravo has represented the four-time CPL champions, since their formation in 2013, scoring 965 runs and taking 106 wickets in 79 matches also lead the team to three titles, in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

"DJ Bravo has been instrumental in not only building TKR into a champion team but also captained the team which earned three championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018," said team director Venky Mysore.

Sunil Narine will replace Bravo as TKR vice-captain alongside skipper Kieron Pollard. Meanwhile, Ramdin returned to Knight Riders , where he played between 2016 and 2019.

The ninth season of CPL slated to begin from August 28, St Kitts & Nevis' Warner Park will be the host of the event.