Jermaine Blackwood has reached an agreement with Jamaica Tallawahs
West Indian batsman Jermaine Blackwood has signed a contract with Jamaica Tallawahs ahead of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) upcoming edition. Bowling all-rounder Ramaal Lewis also makes it to their squad after both players faced a league-participation suspension. Jermaine Blackwood was in their recently concluded Test series against England part of the tourists’ team.
Jamaican players, namely Andre McCarthy and Jeavor Royal, wouldn’t be part of the tournament this year as they came in touch with another Jamaican cricketer, who tested COVID-19 positive. Although the first tests of the pair have yielded adverse outcomes, the protocols state that players will return to the competition with two negative ones.
The eighth CPL season will take place entirely in Trinidad & Tobago. The Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba will be serving as hosts for 23 games including the semi-final and final. In comparison, the remaining ten games will be played by Queen Park’s Oval in Trinidad. All installations are scheduled to occur behind closed doors and in bio-secure environments.
Jermaine Blackwood was probably one of West Indies’ best batsmen in their losing effort in the three-match Test rubber against England. In the fourth innings of the First Test in Southampton, Jermaine Blackwood hit a battling 95 as the visitors chased down 200 for the victory.
He finished at 35.17 with 211 runs in 3 Tests alongside two fifties. Blackwood ‘s T20 record, however, is quite underwhelming, having played 19 games and only managing 168 runs at 12.92. Jamaica Talllawahs will rely on the likes of Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, and Rovman Powell, the skipper.