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CPL 2014: Last-Minute Team Changes

Owais Shah hits out for England
Owais Shah replaces Ahmed Shehzad in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad
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The Antigua Hawksbills, Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents have all made enforced late changes to their squads ahead of the 2014 Caribbean Premier League.

Antigua have two new arrivals as Ben Dunk, Big Bash League player of the tournament, and Shacaya Thomas replace Thisara Perera and Kieran Powell.

Former England international Owais Shah has been drafted in to the Tallawahs line-up to replace Ahmed Shehzad, who leaves for a Pakistan Cricket Board training camp.

And finally, West Indian batsman Kirk Edwards joins the Barbados Tridents after Imran Nazir pulled out through injury.

Meanwhile, the St Lucia Zouks are on the lookout for a replacement player after Australian Brad Hodge suffered a broken arm in a warm-up match.

"It goes to show the strength of the Caribbean Premier League that we are able to draft in such talented and popular replacements for those who are now unavailable," CPL cricket operations manager Michael Hall said.

"It is a tournament that is on the lips of every cricketer in the world at the moment, and although international commitments and injuries have taken their toll, we are always confident of having plenty of talented cricketers ready and willing to step in."

The tournament gets underway in Grenada tomorrow (11th July) when the Guyana Amazon Warriors take on the Antigua Hawksbills.

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