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Rain stops play between Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 7:50 PM
Ground staff covers the pitch during showers at Sabina Park in Kingston - Damion Mitchell photo

Rain has stopped play in the early stages of the game between the Jamaica Tallawahs and the Barbados Tridents in their HERO Motocorp Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tie at Sabina Park in Kingston.

The Chris Gayle-captained Tallawahs, seeking to win their fourth straight game at home, reached eight without loss when rain stopped play.

They were sent in to bat by the Tridents who won the toss.

The Jamaican team has named an unchanged squad for the encounter, which also represents the final game for South African pacer Dale Steyn before he returns home for national duties.

Barbados Tridents, in the meantime, enter the contest without two of their main players this season - South Africans, batsman AB de Villers and pacer Wayne Parnel.

They have been replaced in the starting line-up by Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shahzad and fellow South African, David Wiese.

The Tallawahs are first in the points stable with 11 points with the Guyana Amazon Warriors second on 10 and Barbados third on seven.

Jamaica Tallawahs:
Chadwick Walton
Chris Gayle
KC Sangakkara
Rovman Powell
Shakib Al Hasan
Andre Russell
Imad Wasim
Timroy Allen
Dayle Steyn
Garey Mathurin
Kesrick Williams

Barbados Tridents:
Kyle Hope
Ahmed Shehzad
Shoaib Malik
Nicholas Pooran
Kieron Pollard
David Wiese
Navin Stewart
Raymond Reifer
Ashley Nurse
Akeal Hosein
Ravi Rampaul