Irfan Pathan, the former left-arm pacer has become the first Indian to sign up for an international T20 league. If any franchise of the League picks him, Irfan will create history as no Indian player ever played in any international T20 League. Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 will be held between September 4 to October 12.  

As per the official data of CPL, 536 players from 20 courtiers have signed up for the League. Michael Hall, CPL Tournament Operations Director, said, "The fact that so many players have registered for our draft is a testament to the stature of our League. Playing cricket in the Caribbean is something that all players look forward to, and the CPL combines that allure with a high standard of cricket. We expect that this year's tournament will be no different." 

Other prominent players like Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Alex Hales (England),  Jofra Archer (England) and JP Duminy (South Africa) have already signed up for the League along with the Caribbean players such as Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope. 

The format of the League is similar to Indian Premier League, which just got over on May 12. Each CPL franchise has the option of retaining a maximum of six players out of all who have been bought in CPL 2018 bid. The number of players any team can retain is a minimum of three domestic players and maximum four and a maximum of one overseas player, in a total of four.  

Irfan Pathan  

The former player hails from Baroda, Gujarat. He was considered as India's second best all-rounder after Kapil Dev and has played 29 tests, 120 one day internationals, 24 T20s and 103 IPL matches. He made is international debut in Adelaide test in 2003 and in the same series he made his ODI debut as well. 

He has taken 100 wickets in tests, 173 wickets in ODIs, 28 wickets in T20s and 80 wickets in IPL. Also, in batting, he has scored 1105 runs in tests and 1544 runs in ODIs with an average of 31.57 and 23.39 respectively.