Jason Mohammad and Kjorn Ottley to Come into Patriots Squad

Jason Mohammad and Kjorn Ottley to Come into Patriots Squad
Jason Mohammad and Kjorn Ottley to Come into Patriots Squad
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The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have announced two temporary replacements to their squad for the upcoming season, both due to international commitments for players they selected at the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft. 

Isuru Udana is unavailable for the first two games of the CPL season due to Sri Lanka’s ongoing series against New Zealand. He will be replaced for the first two matches of the Patriots’ campaign by Trinidadian batsman, Jason Mohammad. Mohammad played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors last season, and with 1,211 runs in T20 cricket he is an experienced campaigner. 

The Patriots ICC Americas pick at the draft, Aaron Jones, will be playing for the USA until 14 September. The draft rules allow for the ICC Americas player to be temporarily replaced by a Caribbean national. While he is away on international duty, Jones will be replaced by Kjorn Ottley who was the leading run scorer for the Combined Colleges and Campuses team in the most recent Regional Super50 competition, a tournament which his team won. 

ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:

First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Combining broadcast and digital viewership over 200 million fans watched the 2018 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. In 2018 the tournament made a positive economic impact across the Caribbean of US$127million. Trinbago Knight Riders are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs. The 2019 tournament will take place between 4 September and 12 October. For further information visit www.cplt20.com.