The Hero CPL is moving on to Florida in the coming days and the Jamaica Tallawahs have arrived in the USA sitting at the top of the league table and with a place in the knockout stages already assured. Tallawahs’ Coach Paul Nixon has been delighted with his Hero CPL so far and is full of praise for the improvements the tournament has made since his last stint with the Jamaican franchise in 2013.
“I was here in the inaugural season of the Hero CPL and seeing the difference now, with the world class professionals that are here is wonderful. It is incredible how much the competition has grown in standards and professionalism.
“To come out here to Florida with an exciting Tallawahs team that is top of the league, things couldn’t be going better. We have an American guy, Timroy Allen, in our side who has been working closely with Dale Steyn over the last few weeks. What more does a cricketer want who wants to grow himself in the game?”
One of the impressive things about the way the Tallawahs have performed this season has been the number of players that have contributed to their success, amongst those that have had a big impact have been local players like Chadwick Walton and Rovman Powell. Nixon is pleased to see so many of his charges contributing.
“The West Indies in the last few years has been heavily reliant on one or two key people. The Tallawahs in the first couple of years was about Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. Thankfully for us now the management team has done very well picking a great squad and now every member of that squad is winning matches.”
The Tallawahs will play two matches in Lauderhill, if they win one of those they will be guaranteed a top two spot and a place in Playoff 1 which gives them two shots at making the final.