January 23, 2018

CPL 2017: Warriors Captain Guptill replaced by fellow ‘New Zealander’ Ronchi

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.”
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.

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

The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017.