BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - AS the Caribbean Premier League draft nears, teams are ramping up their retention of players from last year and the Guyana Amazon Warriors have kept the core crop of their players from a dismal 2020 season.
The team has retained 11 players from that squad, including the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, South African leg spinner Imran Tahir and Afghan fast bowler Naveen ul Haq.
With the tournament expected to bowl off in the Federation from August 28, teams have already begun to finalise their roster for the season.
The squad also features up and coming Guyanese players Kevin Sinclair and Ashmead Nedd, both of whom were impressive in 2020 at their first Hero CPL.
With the retention of those 11, there are only six remaining spots to be filled, and those players will be announced in the coming weeks.
In an invited comment, the Guyana Amazon Warriors management team said: "The Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Franchise are very pleased to retain the core group of players which comprised our squad over the last two years. The Franchise is very appreciative of the retained players for their loyalty and commitment to the Guyana Amazon Warriors. It is the hope of the Franchise that with the majority of players being together over the last two tournaments, the team unity, camaraderie, and support for one another in working towards a common goal and purpose will bring the desired result of winning the tournament this year.”
Below is the full list of players retained by the Warriors:
Naveen Ul Haq