Sunday 6 July 2014 

CPL 2014: Neesham In, Anderson Out

Darren Sammy celebrates as Corey Anderson is dismissed
Corey Anderson (left) has been replaced in Guyana's squad by Jimmy Neesham
© WICB Media / Randy Brooks / Brooke LaTouche Photography
 

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have drafted in New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham to replace compatriot Corey Anderson ahead of the Caribbean Premier League 2014.

Anderson has been withdrawn by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) due to ongoing injury concerns, but in Neesham, the Warriors, runners-up in 2013, have picked an able deputy.

He has played eight Twenty20 Internationals for the Black Caps and was also part of the Delhi Daredevils squad in this year's Indian Premier League.

And like Anderson, he is already in the Caribbean for the end of New Zealand's tour of the West Indies.

"I’m very excited to be extending my time in the Caribbean and joining up with the Guyana Amazon Warriors," Neesham said.

"I loved watching last year’s tournament, and this time I can’t wait to get involved on the pitch.

"I’ve really enjoyed my time in the Caribbean and can’t wait to experience the famous CPL atmosphere when the tournament begins next week."
 
Roger Harper, Guyana Amazon Warriors coach, added: "We could not have asked for a better replacement for Corey.

"Jimmy is a great fit for the Amazon Warriors, and we look forward to seeing the excellent form he displayed in the recent test series continuing in the CPL."
 
The CPL 2014 gets underway on 11th July when the Warriors take on the Antigua Hawksbills in Grenada.

The final is on 16th August.

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