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CL is a great stage


I will be giving my 100 per cent for Mumbai Indians, writes

Kieron Pollard



The Champions League is something that will always be close to my heart. After all, it was the Champions League that kick-started it all for me!

The Champions League was exciting and interesting last time and I expect it to be no different in this edition. It is a great stage to perform and shine, and there will be a lot of players wanting to do exactly that in South Africa.

The Champions League was the one that set alight my career. It led to the Stanford T20, the IPL contract with Mumbai Indians and, importantly, the kind of widespread recognition that any player dreams of.

Before that, I was known only in the West Indies but it was the perfect opportunity for me to break through. I am often held up as an example of what the Champions League can do for a young cricketer's career. I would not be surprised if a few more young names prove their worth this time around. As an event, it is really good as the cricketers who have not played for their national teams get a lot of exposure and a chance to show their mettle.

It was amazing playing for Trinidad & Tobago last time and we had a dream run in the competition. Though I would have loved to do that again, I am disappointed at the team failing to make it to the event.

Still, I have a choice to make and it would be tough deciding either way.

Let my injury not scare anyone as I am resting. Let there be no doubt on my giving 100 per cent for Mumbai Indians.

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