St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
|Colours||Red, Black, White, Green, Yellow|
|Home ground||Warner Park, Basseterre|
The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket franchise based in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and participated in the competition for the first time in 2015. The team will play its home games at Warner Park, Basseterre, located on Saint Kitts, and, like the league's other franchises, draw the majority of its players from West Indian domestic teams.
The league's first expansion team, the new franchise was announced on 27 January 2015, supported by the Saint Kitts and Nevis government, as well as the local business community. During the 2014 CPL tournament, Warner Park hosted nine matches, played over 10 days in August and accompanied by several carnivals and other entertainments. The venue hosted the final six group-stage matches, and then the finals series, comprising two semi-finals and the final between the Barbados Tridents and the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis franchise effectively replaces the Antigua Hawksbills franchise (based in Antigua and Barbuda), although it is intended that the Hawksbills franchise will be revived at a later date, with the CPL consequently featuring seven teams rather than six. The Hawksbills were primarily removed from the competition in order to make scheduling easier, though their poor results and lack of a private owner also contributing to their removal. Saint Kitts and Nevis nominated four previous Hawksbills players – Justin Athanaze, Carlos Brathwaite, Orlando Peters, and Devon Thomas – as their "retained players" prior to the 2015 CPL Draft. South African Eric Simons, formerly senior coach of the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was confirmed as the franchise's inaugural coach in early February 2015.
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Signed year||Notes|
|17||Evin Lewis||27 December 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||2015|
|—||Jason Mohammed||23 September 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2019|
|72||Rassie van der Dussen||7 February 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2018||Overseas|
|85||Aaron Jones||19 October 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019||Overseas|
|13||Keron Cottoy||14 November 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019|
|32||Laurie Evans||12 October 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2019||Overseas|
|—||Shamarh Brooks||18 January 1988||Right-handed||leg break||2016|
|—||Kjorn Ottley||9 December 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2019|
|97||Fabian Allen||7 May 1995||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2017|
|26||Carlos Brathwaite||18 July 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018|
|50||Afif Hossain||22 December 1999||Leftt-handed||Right-arm off break||2019||Overseas|
|8||Mohammad Hafeez||17 October 1980||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2019||Overseas|
|46||Dominic Drakes||6 February 1998||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2019|
|38||Devon Thomas||12 November 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2016|
|19||Sheldon Cottrell||19 August 1989||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||2016|
|51||Rayad Emrit||8 March 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2019|
|16||Isuru Udana||17 February 1988||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||2018||Overseas|
|18||Jeremiah Louis||12 May 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2017|
|23||Usama Mir||23 December 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break||2019||Overseas|
|—||Akeem Jordan||unknown||18 October 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2019|
Franchise and support staff
- Team Owners: Uday Nayak, and Mohammed Ansari
- Head Coach: Donovan Miller
- Asst. Coach: Trevor Penney
- Asst. Coach: Wilden Cornwal
- Trainer & Masseur: Virgil Browne
- Physio: Donna Wickham
- "St Kitts and Nevis join CPL with new Franchise team" – CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- (12 March 2014). "Warner Park in St Kitts to host CPL finals" – Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- (2 February 2015). "New franchise to replace Hawksbills in CPL 2015" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Garth Wattley (1 February 2015). "Too many: CPL official explains absence of Hawksbills" – Trinidad Express. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- (2 February 2015). "Hawksbills dropped for CPL 2015" – cricbuzz. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- (4 February 2015)> "Eric Simons to Coach St. Kitts-Nevis CPL Team" – SKNVibes. Retrieved 6 February 2015.