The Guyana Amazon Warriors have announced their fixtures for the forthcoming 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign and will open the home series of matches with an evening clash against Jamaica Tallawahs on Thursday, 7 July.
On the weekend of 9 and 10 July they will then host St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Trinbago Knight Riders before completing the block of matches with a final home game against St. Lucia Zouks on Tuesday, 12 July.
The Warriors will be led this year by New Zealand star batsman Martin Guptill and includes a host of local and international talent in their ranks including West Indies stars Dwayne Smith, Christopher Barnwell and Veerasammy Permaul. The Guyana-based squad will also include Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir as well as the likes of Australian duo Chris Lynn and leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who has produced a string of impressive performances in the IPL of late.
The Guyana based side will be coached by Roger Harper who will be assisted by Esuan Crandon, while Omar Khan will continue as Team Manager.
Welcoming the return of CPL to Guyana, Dr. Ranjisinghi “Bobby” Ramroop, franchise owner of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, said: “We are delighted to announce our schedule of home matches for the coming season and believe that we have a strong squad that is capable of making a big impact in this year’s competition.
“This year we will be led on the field by Martin Guptill and we are also delighted to welcome back local favourite Roger Harper for his second spell as coach. Having come so close to lifting the title on two previous occasions, back in 2013 and 2014, we believe that we have the squad to go a step further this year.
“We are excited about welcoming four top quality teams to Guyana and there will be huge interest in these games. So the message to our loyal and passionate supporters is clear; tickets for our matches in Providence Stadium will be keenly sought after, so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
The remaining fixtures will be confirmed over the next week and tickets for all confirmed fixtures in the Caribbean and Fort Lauderdale are on sale now from www.cplt20.com.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Home Fixtures (all times local): 7 July – Jamaica Tallawahs (7pm), 9 July – St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (12 Midday), 10 July – Trinbago Knight Riders (7pm), 12 July – St. Lucia Zouks (7pm).
Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad: Sohail Tanvir, Martin Guptill, Dwayne Smith, Chris Lynn, Rayad Emrit, Adam Zampa, Jason Mohammed, Christopher Barnwell, Veerasammy Permaul, Orlando Peters, Assad Fudadin, Anthony Bramble, Paul Wintz, Steven Jacobs, Steven Katwaroo, Ali Khan, Shimron Hetmyer