81 invited to the 1st Phase of the OPL T20 draft


OPL T20 is pleased to announce that 81 players have been invited to the ist phase of the draft to be held on 24th May 2012 at Red Rose Convention Centre, 1233 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON. OPL appointed selectors finished selection process for the draft pool into the night.

After sifting through the record numbers of the applicants, the invitations to attend the draft were sent in the early morning hours. The league organisers thanked the selectors for their efforts and also expressed great satisfaction on the response from the players.
The first phase will see all teams draft 11 players each. In the second phase, each team will be asked to recommend 6 players each into the player pool. 2nd draft will be conducted to fill remaining spaces in each of the teams.
While speaking on the process, the league administration emphasised the need to balance the teams. “This is the first year and there are just too many variables that pose serious challenge for each of the teams in terms of competiveness and balancing of the teams. We needed to provide time to the teams to assess their drafted players closely and determine gaps that may need to be filled” said Ranjit Saini.
The second draft will be held on 28th May 2012