PRESS RELEASE:-Port of Spain, Trindad. 19 August 2017
The Trinbago Knight Riders have replaced Mehedi Hasan with Ashley Nurse for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Mehedi Hasan was recalled by the Bangladesh Cricket Board ahead of the home Test series against Australia so was not available for this year’s Hero CPL.
Barbados born Nurse is an off-spin bowler who has played 18 ODIs and four T20 internationals for the West Indies and has played for the Barbados Tridents in previous editions of the Hero CPL. He will join the squad in St Kitts for the match against St Kitts & Nevis Patroits which is taking place at Warner Park on Wednesday 21st August.
Speaking of Nurse’s selection for the rest of the tournament Simon Katich, Head Coach of the Knight Riders, said: “Ashley gives us another spin option. He has been playing some league cricket in England so he comes fresh to us from there.
“Dwayne Bravo was very keen to get him into the squad given that we have still got some big games coming up against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents. He will have a big role to play giving us another spin option.”