Sarwan to miss CPL 2020 for personal reasons

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Jamaica Tallawahs Assistant Coach Ramnaresh Sarwan will play no part in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020.

Michael Hall, CPL’s Tournament Operations Director, confirmed on Tuesday that the former Guyana and West Indies cricketer has been granted permission to leave, citing personal reasons.

“We received notification from his franchise Jamaica Tallawahs that he was requesting permission to leave the tournament because of a personal matter,” Hall mentioned during a Virtual press conference.

“In circumstances like that we take it at face value and because the person has identified it is a personal matter, we’re not going to pry to ask them to disclose what that personal matter is. So I can confirm he has left the tournament and that he will no longer take part as an Assistant Coach with Jamaica Tallawahs.”

In Sarwan’s absence, the franchise has added Vinode Maharaj and Ryan Austin to the coaching staff.

Tallawahs CEO Jeff Miller told the Trinidad Newsday that Sarwan’s wealth of experience would be missed.

“Yes it’s a big loss,” said Miller. “Sars (Sarwan) brings a lot to the game – his knowledge, his experience and the way he has dealt with the players over the years, so it is a great loss.

“We are going to look to move forward. This is a rebuilding year for us, (but) I don’t just want to say rebuilding. We here to win the tournament. I think we have a great team and the guys are keen and ready to go and let’s see at the end what happens, but we definitely looking forward to having a great tournament this year.”

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