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Jacques Kallis, Mahela Jayawardene and Shahid Afridi picked up in CPL draft

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Players of the Barbados Tridents pose with the trophy after winning the Limacol Caribbean Premier League 2014 final match between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents at Warner Park on August 16, 2014 in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Port of Spain, Feb 6 (IANS) Cricket legends Jacques Kallis, Shahid Afridi, Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga were, on Friday, picked up in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)'s draft for this year's edition.

Kallis, who retired from international cricket last year, was purchased by Trinidad Red Steel for $100,000, while Pietersen was retained by St Lucia Zouks for $80,000.

Other big international names to be drafted were veteran Pakistan all-rounder Afridi, star New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor and Sri Lankan pair Jayawardene and Malinga.

They join the cream of West Indies cricket in the competition, headlined by Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo, while Test great Shivnarine Chanderpaul will take part in the tournament for the first time.

Two Australians were picked up in the draft. Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn was purchased by Jamaica Tallawahs for $70,000, while Adelaide Strikers veteran Brad Hodge was purchased by Guyana Amazon Warriors for $20,000.

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