The Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise has announced that it has acquired services of all-rounder Romario Shepherd in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window.
Guyana-born 28-year-old Romario Shepherd has played 25 ODIs and 31 T20Is for West Indies and has a cumulative 51 wickets and scored 584 runs. He has been part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants franchises in the IPL, but has played only 4 matches, scoring 58 runs and taking 3 wickets.
Shepherd played just one match in IPL 2023 and didn’t do much for LSG. Now he’ll join the five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians team for the IPL 2024 tournament.
“Romario Shepherd has been traded to Mumbai Indians (MI) from Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) during the ongoing TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window ahead of the TATA IPL 2024. Shepherd, who has played 4 IPL matches, representing LSG and Sunrisers Hyderabad, was traded to MI for his existing fee of INR 50 Lakh,” IPL said in a statement.
Mumbai Indians also announced his acquisition on X: "We have acquired the services of West Indian All Rounder Romario Shepherd following a successful trade with LSG.”
The trade window is open and all the franchises have to submit their list of retained and released players to the IPL by November 15. The IPL 2024 auction is reportedly set to happen on December 19.