20 August 2019, Kingston, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Tallawahs have announced a temporary replacement for USA player Xavier Marshall who will be unavailable until 14 September due to international commitments. Marshall was drafted as the Tallawahs' ICC Americas player, but draft rules allow for him to be replaced by a Caribbean or overseas player.
Marshall will be replaced by Jamaican batsman, Kennar Lewis who played nine times for the Tallawahs last season. His standout performance last year was his Man of the Match winning 49 against the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at Sabina Park.
Lewis will be joining a star-studded Tallawahs squad which will feature fellow Jamaicans Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. The team get their campaign underway against the Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday 6 September at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. Their home matches will take place between 12 and 19 September with all five of those games taken place at Sabina Park in Kingston.
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First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Combining broadcast and digital viewership over 200 million fans watched the 2018 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. In 2018 the tournament made a positive economic impact across the Caribbean of US$127million. Trinbago Knight Riders are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs. The 2019 tournament will take place between 4 September and 12 October. For further information visit www.cplt20.com.
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