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CPL: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots thrash Trinbago Knight Riders by 34 runs

The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots claimed just their second win of the 2016 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) against the Trinbago Knight Riders at the Central Broward Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. A season best innings from Evin Lewis allowed the Patriots to reach 180-5 on an excellent pitch. It proved too much for the Knight Riders to chase as they stumbled in the face of some excellent Patriots bowling.

The Patriots got off to an excellent start in the PowerPlay, making 65 runs and losing only one wicket when JJ Smuts was caught in the deep off the bowling of Sunil Narine off the last ball of the sixth over. The opening stand was completely dominated by Smuts’ opening partner Evin Lewis who made 46 runs inside the first six overs.


Amazon Warriors qualify for Caribbean Premier League knockouts

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have secured a spot in the knockout stages of the Caribbean Premier League with a stunning victory over the Barbados Tridents in Lauderhill, Florida. In the historic first match for the CPL in the USA the Amazon Warriors easily chased down their target of 143 with Dwayne Smith and Nic Maddinson both making fifties. Smith and Maddinson put on an opening stand that was worth 92 runs as the Amazon Warriors won by six wickets.

Despite being presented with a very good batting surface the Tridents struggled with the bat, setting a total that was ultimately uncompetitive. A clump of wickets in the middle of the Tridents innings saw them lose all momentum with Sohail Tanvir and Rayad Emrit the chief destroyers.


Mustafizur out for the season, may need surgery

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will not take any risk with their injured bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman and the young pacer could well require surgery after an old injury has resurfaced barely a week after his county cricket debut.

The 20-year-old pacer will have to get another Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) done of his shoulder to identify the type of injury. The shoulder injury has essentially ended his county stint with Sussex Sharks.


Akmal hits form as Trinbago Knight Riders deny Zouks clean sweep

The St Lucia Zouks missed out on making it four wins out of four at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) against the Trinbago Knight Riders having looked all but assured of victory. A brilliant half century from Umar Akmal saw his team home against an in form Zouks team to keep TKR in the hunt for a knockout spot.

Daren Sammy top scored for the Zouks as he continued to dominate the matches played in a stadium named after him, but it wasn’t enough for him to keep a perfect record at the ground as Akmal won this game on his own.  


New Zealand’s Lea Tahuhu and Middlesex all-rounder Naomi Dattani sign for Surrey Stars in Kia Super League

New Zealand right-arm seamer, Lea Tahuhu, has signed to play for Surrey Stars in the inaugural edition of the Kia Super League (KSL), which gets underway this weekend.  Tahuhu steps into Natalie Sciver’s Stars dressing room in place of Meg Lanning, after the Australian captain was ruled out from taking part in the competition last week due to a shoulder injury.

Renowned as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, Tahuhu will complete a formidable seam bowling line-up for the Stars, joining South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp and Australian Rene Farrell.


Gayle-storm heads to the United States with CPL

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle believes, that, the historic Lauderhill leg of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches starting this week in Central Broward Stadium. The West Indies star says he hopes the six matches can elevate the profile of the competition to a new level as the high-flying Tallawahs get set to do battle in back-to-back games against the in-form St. Lucia Zouks on Saturday (12pm) and Sunday (4pm).

The prolific left-hander has continued his fine run of form in a competition he has made his own since 2013 and is currently raked in third position in the CPL’s leading run-getters (260 runs in eight games to date at a strike rate of 159.5 and an average of 52). And though he is still undergoing treatment on a back injury which has troubled him of late, his strong batting form, coupled with his 23 Maximums (sixes) to date, has reasserted his reputation as one of the game’s most devastating batsmen.


Charles inspires Zouks to third successive home CPL win

A match-winning stand between Shane Watson and Johnson Charles saw the St Lucia Zouks to victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Sunday.
Charles made a career best 94 not out as the Zouks made it three wins from three from their home leg to put themselves in the mix for finals week in St Kitts & Nevis. The two batsman paced the chase perfectly as they reached the victory target with some ease.

Tallawahs brimming with confidence in Florida

The Caribbean Premier League is moving on to Florida in the coming days and the Jamaica Tallawahs have arrived in the USA sitting at the top of the league table and with a place in the knockout stages already assured. Tallawahs’ Coach Paul Nixon has been delighted with his Hero CPL so far and is full of praise for the improvements the tournament has made since his last stint with the Jamaican franchise in 2013.

“I was here in the inaugural season of the Hero CPL and seeing the difference now, with the world class professionals that are here is wonderful. It is incredible how much the competition has grown in standards and professionalism.


Zouks maintain winning feeling against Tridents in CPL

The St Lucia Zouks have made it two Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) wins in two at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium thanks to the bowling of Sammy himself and runs from Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher. The win takes them to six points and makes qualification for the knockout stages for the first time in their history a real possibility for the St Lucian side.

Chasing just 138 to win Charles and Fletcher got the home side off to the best possible start. In the first 10 overs the openers managed 80 runs without losing a wicket. It was actually a quiet start until the ninth over that was delivered by Imran Khan. That one cost 17 runs as Johnson Charles smashed two sixes.


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