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Hales and Rashid enter Caribbean Premier League draft

The tournament is due to take place between August 8 and September 16 and Nottinghamshire are adamant that Hales will not miss any Notts Outlaws matches in the T20 Blast as a result

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Alex Hales and Adil Rashid could play in the CPL

England's two prominent white-ball only cricketers have both been included in the list of players available to franchises in next week's Caribbean Premier League draft.

Alex Hales and Adil Rashid will be hoping to be handed a contract by one of the six sides which make up the competition.

The tournament is due to take place between August 8 and September 16 and Nottinghamshire are adamant that Hales will not miss any Notts Outlaws matches in the T20 Blast as a result.

“Alex is entitled to enter the draft but he certainly won’t be missing any Outlaws matches to compete in it,” said the county's director of cricket, Mick Newell.

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“If we were to qualify from the group stages of the Blast, Alex would be available for the knockout matches to follow.

"There is a chance he could head out to the Caribbean around the knockout stages but that decision will come closer to the time."

Rashid and Hales are joined in the draft by a number of famous names who now making a living touring the T20 world and several current international stars.

Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Amir, D’Arcy Short, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Shahid Afridi and Usman Khawaja are all available.

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