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Powell out for rest of CPL

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Rovman Powell (on ground) is tended to by the team physiotherapist while teammate Glenn Phillips looks on in concern during their Caribbean Premier League game against the Trinbago Knight Riders at Sabina Park in Kingston on Friday.
Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Rovman Powell (on ground) is tended to by the team physiotherapist while teammate Glenn Phillips looks on in concern during their Caribbean Premier League game against the Trinbago Knight Riders at Sabina Park in Kingston on Friday.

Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Rovman Powell will feature in no more Caribbean Premier League matches this season. This is because of an injury that the 26-year-old picked up at the crease against the Trinbago Knight Riders in what turned out to be the Tallawahs’ fourth straight loss of the season on Friday night.

Powell suffered an abdominal strain in the ninth over of the Tallawahs’ innings and had to retire hurt.

The right-hander had just hit a six off spinner Khary Pierre; however, he fell to the turf writhing in pain immediately following the shot.

Powell, who captained the Tallawahs when they lost to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots last Tuesday, scored 52 runs in four innings for the Tallawahs this season with a top score of 44.

Powell joins fellow all-rounder Andre Russell on the sidelines as he also retired hurt in the previous game after a fierce delivery from St Lucia Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen struck him in the head, resulting in a concussion. He was ruled out for six days but may return for Jamaica’s final home game against the Patriots on Thursday at 7 p.m.