Cape Town - AB de Villiers has signed to play for Barbados
Tridents in the 2016 Caribbean Premier League.
The South African Test and ODI captain will not miss any
Proteas matches and remains committed to representing South Africa in all forms
of the game.
“Barbados is one of the most beautiful
places in the world, and I am honoured to have been invited to join the
Tridents. The CPL has been growing each year, and I’m pleased that this year
the league fits so neatly within the Proteas’ international schedule,” De
“Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore,
my team in the Indian Premier League, has recently secured an interest in the
Tridents and I am very much looking forward to joining forces with him in
another part of the world."
“I’ve had a careful look at my schedule and am looking
forward to the next few months. For players in my position, it is important to
find a balance between playing international cricket and participating in the
various T20 leagues around the world.”
But De Villiers assured Proteas fans of his commitment to
the national team.
“I remain absolutely committed to international cricket but,
this year, it just so happens I can play in the CPL as well; in contrast, for
example, I have declined offers to play in the Big Bash League in Australia because
it clashes with our home series against Sri Lanka.”