The Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors announced in a release on Wednesday that West Indies Under 19 World Cup Champions player Keemo Paul has been selected as a replacement for Shimron Hetmyer ahead of this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Hetmyer, who was initially selected by the Guyana Amazon Warriors as the West Indies Youth Player will be on West Indies Senior Team duties and as such Paul has been chosen as his replacement.
Paul who was Hetmyer’s deputy when the West Indies Under-19 team won the Youth World Cup in 2016 made his List A debut in January 2015 playing for the West Indies Under-19s in Tobago.
In March this year, the 19 year old right-handed all-rounder’s First Class debut was overshadowed by injury at the Queen’s Park Oval but came back with a tournament winning six-wicket haul at Providence for the Guyana Jaguars.
Warriors’ Operations Manager, Omar Khan, on Keemo’s selection stated, ” He is a very talented and promising player with lots of potential and his all-round ability brings more value to our team. This is another of giving young Guyana players opportunities to be part of the biggest party in sport, the CPL, and showcase their skills and talent to the world”.
The fifth edition of Hero Caribbean Premier League opens on August 4 in St. Lucia and the final is set for September 9 in Trinidad. Guyana Amazon Warriors Full Squad 1. Martin Guptill 2. Rayad Emrit 3. Sohail Tanveer 4. Chadwick Walton 5. Christopher Lynn 6. Rashid Khan 7. Jason Mohammed 8. Steven Taylor 9. Veerasammy Permaul 10. Roshon Primus 11. Gajanand Singh 12. Assad Fudadin 13. Steven Jacobs 14. Keon Joseph 15. Steven Katwaroo 16. Keemo Paul 17. Muhammad Ali Khan