Scorpions select two overseas players

July 08, 2017
Nikita Miller (right) celebrates the fall of a wicket during the eighth round match between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Jamaica Scorpions at Queen's Park Oval in March.


Jamaica Scorpions selected two overseas players in their 15-man squad for the 2017-18 Cricket West Indies Professional League and 50-Over draft which was announced yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

They are Trevon Griffith of Guyana who was among the five Scorpions draft players and Steven Taylor of the United States of America (USA).

The ten pre-selected Jamaica Scorpions players include Nikita Miller, Fabian Allen, Damion Jacob, Steven Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Andre McCarthy, John Campbell, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge and Oshane Thomas. While the draft players selected by the Scorpions are Derval Green, Paul Palmer Jnr., Marquino Mindley, Trevon Griffith and Damani Sewell.


Draft announcement


Jamaican players Sheldon Cottrell will represent Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Nkrumah Bonner is a member of the Windward Hurricanes.

Darren Ganga who was the host of the draft announcement said that each franchise is allowed 15 players with ten pre-selected and five draft. A minimum of two players must be outside players. However, each franchise has the option of selecting one international player at its own expense.

Jamaica Scorpions coach Robert Samuels said that his focus is on the growth and development of players.

"I am satisfied with the players on the team. First and foremost it's about growth and development of each player. Then hopefully we can go on to win the regional four day and 50 overs titles," Samuels said.

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