The Guyana Amazon Warriors have announced their retentions for the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) which gets underway in St Kitts & Nevis on August 28, 2021.
The Amazon Warriors have retained 11 of the players who guided them to the semi-finals of the CPL 2020. Nicholas Pooran made the only century of last year’s tournament and he will be back with the Warriors this year along with Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King.
The Warriors will also be welcoming back South African leg spinner Imran Tahir and Afghan fast bowler Naveen ul Haq. The squad also features Guyanese players Kevin Sinclair and Ashmead Nedd, both of whom impressed in 2020 at their first CPL.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors management team said, “The Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Franchise are very pleased to retain the core group of players which comprised our squad over the last two years. The Franchise is very appreciative of the retained players for their loyalty and commitment to the Guyana Amazon Warriors. It is the hope of the Franchise that with the majority of players being together over the last two tournaments, the team unity, camaraderie and support for one another in working towards a common goal and purpose will bring the desired result of winning the tournament this year.”
Players Retained: Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Naveen Ul Haq, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith and Anthony Bramble.
Players Released: Chris Green, Ross Taylor, Keemo Paul, Kissoondath Magram, Sherfane Rutherford and Jasdeep Singh.