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Warriors protesting CPL final

Published:Wednesday | August 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Barbados Tridents celebrating their victory after the Limacol Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket final against Guyana Amazon Warriors on Saturday.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):

The Guyana Amazon Warriors are disputing the results of the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that took place on Saturday at Warner Park in St Kitts.

The Warriors management is reported to have released a statement indicating its intention to protest the rain-affected finals played between Warriors and the Barbados Tridents.

Tridents were declared winners by eight runs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method after rain spoiled Warriors' run chase.

Warriors are seeking to have the final declared null and void, according to media reports from Guyana.

Amazon Warriors management says its decision to launch a protest was taken following a review of the sequence of events that took place during the game.

When the rains arrived, Amazon Warriors were 107 for four in the 16th over, still needing 46 from 25 deliveries, but were eight runs behind on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

restarting the game

Reports suggest that Tridents' captain Kieron Pollard and coach Robin Singh were called and advised about the restart of the game at 8:40 p.m., but both strongly objected to the decision.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors team management said it was also informed that the game would restart at 20:40h (8:40 p.m.) with the full quota of overs to be bowled.

The time of the resumption was also posted on the television screen as well as on CPL social media platforms.

But after further consultations involving the umpires, the match referee and the CPL technical committee, the Barbados Tridents were declared winners based on the Duckworth-Lewis calculations.