I'll be my best wherever, says Walton
Chadwick Walton is prepared to give his best performance whether he plays for Jamaica Tallawahs or his new club the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The enterprising wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton says he would have preferred to stay with Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, but will give of his best for the Warriors after he was shockingly selected in the third round of the annual player draft in Barbados last Thursday.
''It is franchise cricket and not a national team, and being a part of the draft there is always the possibility you can always be picked up by another team,'' said Walton.
''It is therefore just for me to go over there, and try to put my best foot forward and do the best that I can do,'' he added.
The draft contained 15 rounds with Walton going for the third highest capped price tag of US$110,000.
The number one draft pick for each of the six participating franchise teams, who had a budget of US$750,000, was capped at US$160,000, and the number two draftee, US$130, 000.
The Amazon Warriors selected Pakistan fast bowling all-rounder Sohail Tanvir as their number one pick, and New Zealand batsman Martin Guptil as their number two.
''They have been a relatively consistent team and I hope to do with them the same thing I did here, which is to try and perform and get them over the line,'' he said Walton.
The Amazon Warriors has made it to three of the four league finals to have been staged.
Season five of the HERO-sponsored Caribbean Premier League is scheduled to bowl off in the summer.