The Jamaica Tallawahs and the Government of Jamaica have done away with their back and forth over support for the franchise in place of a long-term agreement.

Explosive opener Chris Gayle has returned to the Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season.

This was revealed by Jefferson Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Tallawahs during the franchise's 2019 CPL season launch on Saturday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Miller said Gayle has been signed as "their marquee player and will captain the team."

Miller further added that "we are delighted to have Chris playing for his home team for the 2019 season. There is no bigger name in Twenty20 cricket, and we can’t wait for him to arrive and make the Jamaican fans proud. We are looking forward to Chris being a big part of our push for a third CPL title.”  

Gayle was with the Tallawahs from 2013 to 2016, winning the title with them twice in that time. Since then he has been with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots where he has captained them to the playoffs in successive years, making the final in 2017. 

The Tallawahs will be playing five home games in Jamaica during the 2019 season giving the fans at Sabina Park the chance to see Gayle in action on his home ground.

The leading T20 batsman of all time, Gayle is the only player with more than 10,000 runs in the format. He is the leading CPL run scorer with 2111 runs and has scored three CPL hundreds, all of those for the Tallawahs. 

The rest of the Tallawahs squad will be decided at the Hero CPL Players Draft which takes place on May 22. 

This year, the CPL will bowl off in September for the first time.

The move to push back the competition was to ensure the availability of all West Indian players as the Caribbean side is set to host India between during July and August.

Jamaica’s sports minister Olivia Grange said her government is willing to back the Jamaica Tallawahs but simply cannot afford what is required for the franchise to remain in Jamaica for the start of the upcoming CPL season in August.

Jamaica Sports Minister Olivia Grange has confirmed that she has been in discussions with the owners of the Jamaica Tallawahs with the aim of finding a way to keep the franchise in the country.

George Davis and Wayne Lewis discuss whether or not the government should do more to keep Hero Caribbean Premier League franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs in the country. What say you?

On the heels of news that Jamaica could lose its Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise to another Caribbean island, information released by CPL suggests that more people are watching the annual T20 league than ever before.

When Ben Cutting launched the second-to-last delivery of Rovman Powell’s over, well back of the square leg boundary in a Hero Caribbean Premier League eliminator it signaled the end for the Jamaica Tallawahs at the hands of an unlikely St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. 

Chris Gayle’s St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are a game away from a second consecutive Hero Caribbean Premier League final and the big left hander is determined to turn the tables on the dangerous Trinbago Knight Riders for the chance to do so. 

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell is not dwelling on his team’s elimination from the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League too much, already making plans to do better in a year’s time. 

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell has come under fire for highlighting a poor umpiring decision during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Qualifier 2 loss to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Jamaica Tallawahs skipper has called out the Hero Caribbean Premier League for a growing list of poor umpiring decisions that have affected the outcome of games this season. 

Despite finishing third of four teams in the Hero Caribbean Premier League, the Jamaica Tallawahs looked a powerful unit and highly fancied for a place in the final of the competition and maybe a third trophy in six years. 

Unrestrained hitting from Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford led the Guyana Amazon Warriors to 6 wicket win over the Trinbago Knight Riders, which knocked the Jamaica Tallawahs to second spot in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Sunday.

All-round star Rovman Powell contributed runs, wickets and catches as Jamaica Tallawahs kept their hopes of a top-two Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finish alive with a convincing eight-wicket victory over rivals Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence Stadium. 

The Jamaica Tallawahs have added Ish Sodhi to their squad for the remaining matches of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League.

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