CPL 2020 saw Jamaica Tallawahs assistant coach leaving bio-secure bubble citing personal issues while Vinod Maharaj and Ryan Austin were named as assistants to head coach Floyd Reifer.
Ramnaresh Sarwan, a former West Indian cricketer who is also the assistant coach of Jamaica Tallawahs has opted to leave the Caribbean Premier League, CPL’s biosecure bubble due to personal issues. The CPL will start from 18th of August at Trinidad and Tobago behind closed doors.
CPL 2020: Assistant Coaches Named To Assist Head Coach
As per an ESPNCricinfo, Vinod Maharaj and Ryan Austin have been named to assist head coach Floyd Reifer.
“Yes, it’s a big loss. 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,” ESPNCrincfo quoted Tallawahs CEO Jeff Miller as saying to Trinidad Newsday.
“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 are 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 are definitely looking forward to having a great tournament this year,” he added.
Jamaica Tallawahs includes Andre Russell, Carlos Braithwaite, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane among others whereas the other teams like Trinbago Knight Riders feature Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Sikander Raza to name a few. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi and Sheldon Cottrell while Barbados Tridents include Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner and Shai Hope whereas St Lucia Zouks have Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy, Najibullah Zadran, Andre Fletcher and Guyana Amazon Warriors include Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer Chris Green, Keemo Paul to name a few.
CPL 2020: Ramnaresh Sarwan Also Had A Dispute With Chris Gayle Earlier
Ramnaresh Sarwan also had a public dispute with Chris Gayle earlier this year with the latter blaming the former for axing him from the Tallawahs squad.
Ramnaresh Sarwan, in turn, termed the allegations made against him as ‘scandalous’ as Chris Gayle moved to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots before eventually opting out of the tournament due to personal problems.
Jamaica Tallawahs will face St Lucia Zouks in their first match of the tournament on 19th of August.
Trinbago Knight Riders play against Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first match starting on Tuesday 18th August on 10 am local time. The final match will be played on 10th September.