CPL 2017: No intentions to relocate Jamaica Tallawahs to Florida- new owners

Fort Lauderdale, USA – August 1st: From Left, Broward County Comminsioner Dale Holness, Tallawahs player Garey Mathurin, Consul General of Guyana Ram Ali, Consul General of Barbados Colin S Mayers, Lauderhill Comminsioner Margret Bates, Owner of the Jamaica Tallawahs Kris Prasaud, Tallawahs player Timroy Allen, Consul General of Jamaica France Hall, Tallawah’s player Rovman Powell and Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan during the Jamaica Tallawah’s drinks reception at Central Broward Stadium on August 1st, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, USA. (Photo by Ashley Allen/CPLT20)

The Worldwide Sports Management Group (WSMG), new owners of the CPL T-20 Jamaica Tallawahs has rebuffed as untrue, reporting emanating out of ESPNcricinfo that moves are afoot to have the “Jamaica Tallawahs become the Fort Lauderdale Tallawahs” or  “shift operations for the franchise from Jamaica to Lauderhill where the team would call the Central Broward Regional Park their new home.”

See their full statement below:

Worldwide Sports Management Group (WSMG), new owners of the CPL T-20 Jamaica Tallawahs, would like to take the time to correct misreported information that appeared on ESPNcricinfo on Friday, August 4, 2017 on how it intends to manage and ideally support the Hero CPLT20 Jamaica Tallawahs franchise.

Reports which were admittedly attained from unidentified “third parties” coupled with assumptions were stated to the public as facts. WSMG has no public relations firm at this time, and sadly this kind of fictional reporting is not beneficial to the CPL, franchise, the sport, or the people who work daily to support or love the sport of cricket.

Krishna Persaud, owner of the Tallawahs, stated during the press conference on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 that “Tallawahs will remain the Jamaica Tallawahs” and he gave no indication that he plans to relocate the team to South Florida.

As we look forward to the games commencement, we would like to wish all the teams, especially our Tallawahs great luck!



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