The Hero Caribbean Premier League (cpl) Twenty20 player draft for 2016 will take place on February 11 at The Barbados Concorde Experience, Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados.
The new rules have allowed the six franchise teams to sign one “marquee” player as a free agent before the draft process begins. The number of players that the franchises can retain before the player draft has been reduced from four to three whilst the squad size increases from 16 to 17 for the new season.
Further changes to the rules include the number of players who must live in the franchise territory being reduced from four to two, whilst the limit on overseas players has increased from four to five. Last season also saw the introduction of ICC Americas players, with two being selected for the Tridents and Patriots squads. In 2016, at least six ICC Americas players will be guaranteed a contract. Overall the salary cap for each team has increased to US$780,000 from US$600,000.