Courtesy some brilliant picks, the Trinbago Knight Riders have further bolstered their squad and look much stronger now.
Besides Hales, the Barbados team has recruited Nepal's 18-year-old leggie Sandeep Lamichhane.
The Barbados-based franchise has new ownership now after the United States-based CMG Companies acquired it.
Pooran made his international debut against Pakistan in a T20I in Dubai in September 2016 but has played in only 11 games so far, scoring 218 runs.
CPL CEO Damien O'Donohoe also confirmed that the new owners will be finalised in the next two-three weeks.