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ST JOHN'S-Pakistan Twenty20
International cricket captain Moham-
mad Hafeez says he will love to return
for next year s Caribbean Premier
League (CPL) as long as his interna-
tional schedule allows it.
Hafeez blasted a spectacular unbeat-
en 50 from just 23 balls against the
Antigua Hawksbills on Saturday night,
his last action before linking up with
the Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe.
It sealed an impressive league cam-
paign for the Warriors who topped the
six-team table with five wins from
"It all depends on the international
schedule (next year) but if I can then
I will definitely come back. To be hon-
est, I was very sure the Limacol CPL
tournament would be a success because
the crowd here is very passionate about
cricket," said Hafeez.
"The crowd response to the whole
tournament has been exceptional. We
saw that, and I personally believe the
tournament will get more and more
Hafeez said his departure ahead of
the business end of the tournament
left him with a bitter-sweet feeling
after having a thoroughly enjoyable
time as part of a successful squad.
He signed off with a spectacular dis-
play of high-class hitting to dump the
Hawksbills out of the competition,
blasting two fours and four sixes in his
swansong match for the season.
"I am definitely sad to be leaving
and I am going to miss it but interna-
tional duties always come first," he
"I was happy to join and in the same
way I am happy that I am leaving on
a happy note. The (Guyana Amazon
Warriors) team is a very good one, the
franchise is good and the teammates
are happy and supporting each other."
The two semifinals take place tomor-
row and Friday, and the final will be
on Saturday in T&T. (CMC)
Thavi Spencer and Nicholas Walters
rescued Jamaica to help their team
remain unbeaten and effectively seal
the Regional Under-19 cricket title.
Jamaica were in all sorts of trouble
against the ICC Americas early on in
their innings, being reduced to 51/6 in
22 overs at Verchilds in St Kitts,
Spinner, Farhan Malik, had led the
destruction for the ICC Americas with
figures of 4-18. But Spencer and Walters
combined in a sensation stand got the
Jamaicans back on track. They put on
81 runs together for the seventh to take
the 159/8 in the 44th over.
Spencer made 54 while Walters hit
33. Jamaica had staged a major recovery
and had stolen back the momentum
from the ICC Americas. They were 203
all out by the end of their allotted 50
overs. Malik finished with 4-24 while
Abraash Khan had figures of 2-49. In
response, the ICC Americas faltered in
their chase, stumbling to 130/9 from
their 50 overs.
Walters and Spencer again combined,
this time to lead the destruction with
the ball. Walters took 4-25 while
Spencer had figures of 2-22. Marquino
Mindley also had a couple of wickets.
Kamau Leverock top scored for the
Americas with 33, while Tre Manders
scored 22. Jamaica went on to take the
title by 73 runs.
Guyana piled more misery on win-
less Leeward Islands to end their
regional U-19 campaign with a com-
fortable three-wicket win. After win-
ning the toss and electing to bat first,
the Leewards were in early trouble los-
ing Keacy Carty for 11. The hosts were
25/1 after five overs at Conaree.
There situation didn t get any better,
and nor did their run rate. They moved
from 25/3 to 56/3 in 17 overs. In 12
overs, they had scored just 31 runs and
lost two wickets. At that stage, Ross
Powell was looking solid on 19, while
Jeremiah Louis was on 15. Saeed
Williams and Avier Christian followed
back Carty to the pavilion for three
and 10 respectively. Powell tried his
best to anchor the innings.
By the 40th over, he was 36 not out
with his side 104/7. At that stage,
Vishoal Narayan had 2-18 while Shawn
Pereira had 2-24. Powell would end up
on 50 as the Leeward Islands asked
Guyana to make 144 runs for victory.
Pereira ended with 3-27 while Narayan
and Romario Shepherd both had two
The Guyanese endured an early
stumble in their chase, being reduced
to 61/4 in 19 overs. Shimron Hetmyer
had gone for nine while Kamesh
Yadram made 10.
Pereira went without scoring. But
Tagenarine Chanderpaul stood firm for
his team. At that stage, he was on 22
not out. Theron Bassue had 2-3. But
Chanderpaul rallied, getting to 50 not
out as the Guyanese reached to 133/5
in 40 overs.
Narayan was giving him good sup-
port at that stage, unbeaten on 12.
Guyana would lose two further wickets
with Chanderpaul going for 56 while
Ashkay Homraj made a solid 25. But
the Leewards couldn t quite defend
such a small total, as the Guyanese
won by three wickets.
Bassue finished with 2-37 while Tris-
tan Hanley had 2-25. Jeremiah Louis
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