THE Hero Caribbean Premier League’s players’ draft will take place on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at the Gfinity eSports Arena in London. The state-of-the-art production facility will allow CPL fans from around the globe to follow the action which will be hosted by a world-class panel of pundits.Full details of where the draft will be broadcast will be confirmed nearer the date of the event.Each of the teams will have the option to retain a maximum of six players. The players that they can potentially retain are as follows – although there is no obligation to retain any players from the 2018 squads: Three West Indian players, one overseas player, the team’s marquee player from 2018 and the team’s ICC Americas player from 2018.As well as the maximum of six retentions teams are also allowed one ‘Right to Match’ option in rounds 7-17. This means that if a team selects a player who is a national from another team’s franchise territory that team can match the offer and draft the player ahead of the team who selected them originally.The marquee players may be signed before the draft and will sit in the second spot on the draft list. In the past, players who were selected in this spot included the likes of Chris Lynn, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Evin Lewis, AB de Villiers and Steve Smith.Each team can draft a maximum of five overseas players but only four of these players will be allowed in each starting XI. The ICC Americas player does not count in this overseas category.Speaking about the upcoming draft, Michael Hall, CPL’s Tournament Operations director said: “This year’s player draft promises to be even better than previous editions. We made the decision to stage the draft 2 months later than usual to ensure that all of our franchises have a clearer picture about the international commitments of the overseas players they may be eyeing up. We want to make sure that we provide teams and the fans with the best possible playing talent.”
Coming off a strong showing at the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball heads to the Kansas State Invitational, looking to maintain their undefeated record.With senior outside hitter Lauryn Gillis and sophomore outside hitter Molly Haggerty still recovering from injuries, the sixth-ranked Badgers (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) will likely continue to rely on their middle blockers for offense, after strong performances by freshman Dana Rettke and junior Tionna Williams. The pair combined for 49 kills between the team’s first two matches.Freshman setter Sidney Hilley also looks to continue a strong start, with speculation about how she would fare replacing Lauren Carlini, who is now a member of the U.S. National Team and is currently playing abroad in Italy. Hilley, however, showed excellent composure against the University of Louisville and the University of North Carolina, averaging 13.17 assists/set.Female athlete of the semester: Lauren Carlini is ‘the best Badger we’ve ever had’University of Wisconsin senior Lauren Carlini played her final match at the UW Field House Saturday in front of a Read…The freshmen have been doing well for Wisconsin this season, helping the team to remain undefeated thus far. The Badgers defeated No. 16 North Carolina team in three sets, 25-21, 25-17 and 25-19.The young Badgers have no time to rest on their laurels. They open the K-State Invitational Friday morning against a solid Syracuse team. While they finished 6-14 in ACC conference play last year, they are led by preseason all-ACC middle blocker Santita Ebangwese, who hit at an impressive .286 clip last season.Later on Friday, the Badgers will square off against an University of Arkansas team that beat them two years ago, in the prime of the Carlini era. The Razorbacks are lead by sophomore setter Rachel Rippee, who was named the SEC Setter of the Week after a strong performance at the season-opening Arkansas Classic.Carlini brings home UW’s first Sullivan AwardIt’s official: University of Wisconsin volleyball’s graduating senior Lauren Carlini won the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Tuesday night in Read…The Badgers will round out the tournament against host school Kansas State. The Wildcats are 2-2 after a tough opening tournament, falling to seventh-ranked Creighton and Oregon State. Led by junior outside hitter Kylee Zumach, the fiercely offensive Wildcats average 14 kills/set.The tournament begins Friday at10 a.m, with the Badgers taking on Syracuse that morning. The tournament concludes Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Fans can catch the game on WRCO 100.9 FM.