Guptill returns home; Ronchi called up


The Guyana Amazon Warriors have replaced their captain and opening batsman, Martin Guptill, with fellow New Zealander wicketkeeper/batsman Luke Ronchi for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament.

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 disappointed to lose Martin at this stage of the tournament, but we empathise with his situation and he has our full support as he return 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 scored 142 runs from seven innings was in his fourth year with the Guyana Amazon Warriors.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors are currently in fourth position with six points from eight matches and will next play the Barbados Tridents on Tuesday August 29 at the Kensington Oval. 

Guyana Amazon Warriors Full Squad

1.     Rayad Emrit

2.     Sohail Tanveer

3.     Chadwick Walton

4.     Rashid Khan

5.     Jason Mohammed

6.     Steven Taylor

7.     Veerasammy Permaul

8.    Roshon Primus

9.    Gajanand Singh

10.  Assad Fudadin

11.  Steven Jacobs

12.  Keon Joseph

13.  Steven Katwaroo

14.   Keemo Paul

15.   Muhammad Ali Khan

16.   Luke Ronchi

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