From Warriors to Tallawahs: Permaul on a new journey
By Avenash Ramzan
After seven seasons of interchangeably donning the numbers one and 94 Guyana Amazon Warriors jerseys, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul will turn out for the green, yellow and black of the Jamaica Tallawahs for Hero CPL 2020.
The two-time champions secured the 30-year-old in Round 16 of the Player Draft, after he was released by the Warriors.
Notably, Permaul is the last of the Warriors players from that initial squad of 2013, when the CPL was first held, to make a move to another franchise.
“I am excited to be part of the Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2020 CPL tournament. It’s the first time in my CPL career I will be representing a different franchise. I am looking forward for the new experience and playing for the Tallawahs,” Permaul told News Room Sport.
Though he did not play a game last season, Permaul has represented the Warriors in 53 matches since the start of CPL, being one of only seven players to play 50 or more games for a single franchise in the League.
During that time, he picked up 37 wickets with a best of 3-20, averaging 33.1 and returning an economy rate of 6.8.
“It’s been a bitter/sweet moment playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. I say that because we’re all aware that the team had make it to five finals and didn’t come out victorious on any occasion,” Permaul, who has appeared in 76 T20 games and taken 50 wickets, said.
“It always a wonderful feeling playing for my home country and I am extremely grateful to the owners of the franchise for the opportunities to represent the Amazon Warriors. I know the Warriors is one of the most consistent teams in CPL. They always give it their best and I am sure that won’t change.”
Permaul believes the Tallawahs have a “balanced side” this season and he is confident they can lift the title. (See Jamaica Tallawahs squad below)