The Guyana Amazon Warriors have replaced their Captain and opening batsman, Martin Guptill with fellow ‘New Zealander,’ wicket-keeper/ batsman, Luke Ronchi for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament.
According to Warriors Media/ Marketing Officer and Assistant Operations Manager John Ramsingh, unfortunately, Guptill has to return to New Zealand because of an important family health matter and as such the Guyana Amazon Warriors team will be without their appointed Captain for the rest of the 2017 Hero CPL.
Ronchi has just completed his stint in the Natwest T20 Blast in England where he played with Leicestershire and is currently one of the top ten run scorers in the League with 429 runs at a strike rate of 180.25.
Omar Khan, Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors said: “it’s unfortunate and hugely disappointing to lose Martin at this stage of the Tournament but we empathize with his situation and he has our full support as he returns home to his family. We welcome Luke to the Guyana Amazon Warriors family and his wealth of experience and explosive batting in this format will certainly be an asset to our team.”
A Press Conference with Head Coach Roger Harper and Operations Manager Khan is scheduled to be held on Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, after the Warriors complete their final practice session, to announce the appointment of the team’s new captain.
Guptill who scored 142 runs from seven innings was in his fourth year with the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have a viable shot of making it to the play-offs and will face the Barbados Tridents on Tuesday August, 29, at the Kensington Oval Stadium.
The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Full Squad:
- Rayad Emrit
- Sohail Tanveer
- Chadwick Walton
- Rashid Khan
- Jason Mohammed
- Steven Taylor
- Veerasammy Permaul
- Roshon Primus
- Gajanand Singh
- Assad Fudadin
- Steven Jacobs
- Keon Joseph
- Steven Katwaroo
- Keemo Paul
- Muhammad Ali Khan
- Luke Ronchi