Jamaica Scorpions recall Blackwood, Powell for overseas games

By January 28, 2019

Jermaine Blackwood and Rovman Powell have been selected to a 13-man Jamaica Scorpions squad that left Jamaica on Monday for St. Kitts where they play the Leeward Islands Hurricanes starting January 31.

At the conclusion of that game, the Scorpions head for Guyana where they play the championship leaders, Guyana Jaguars from February 7-10.

Blackwood and Powell come in at the expense of Jermaine Levy and Andre McCarthy who were both dropped from the that defeated the Windward Volcanoes in Grenada last week. 

Otherwise, the squad remains unchanged with Paul Palmer retaining the captaincy of the squad that now goes in hunt of a second win.

“We’re looking forward to these two games. One team is at the head of the table and the other is second, so they are playing good cricket. We just have to go out there and execute our plans,” said Palmer, who contracted pneumonia shortly after the team returned from Grenada last week.”

“We are looking forward to the challenge.”

He welcomed the return of Blackwood and Powell to the team believing that their experience will benefit the team against the top two teams in the championships.

“They are good additions. They are Windies players, having them around is always a plus and an added boost to the squad and we are looking forward to going and win these games.”

As for his own situation, Palmer said he is taking things one day at a time.

“I am recovering from pneumonia. I came back from Grenada with it. So far it has been good so let’s see how it goes when we get down to St. Kitts, then the first training session. Let’s see how I handle that.”

The Jamaica squad is Paul Palmer (Capt), Oraine Williams, Chadwick Walton, Assad Fudadin, Jermaine Blackwood, Kenroy Williams, Aldane Thomas, Derval Green, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Jerome Taylor and Dennis Bulli.

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