CRICKET: PJ Patterson-led committee upholds Barbados Tridents win of CPL final
A PJ Patterson-led cricket committee has upheld the results of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final, crushing, at least for now, the hopes of the Guyana Amazon Warriors to have the award of the win to Barbados Tridents declared null and void.
The Tridents were declared winners by eight runs under the Duckworth Lewis Method after rain spoiled the Warriors’ run chase at Warner Park in St Kitts two Saturdays ago.
The Warriors lodged a protest saying it had reviewed the sequence of events that took place during the game on August 16 including an expectation to retake the field to complete the match before the umpires called it off.
In a media release this afternoon, the CPL said the Cricket Tournament Committee considered a report on the match and concluded that the results should remain.
According to the release, the committee’s chairman, Patterson, said that there are no grounds for the result of the final to be reversed or nullified.
Patterson also said nothing must be done to impair the image or erode the credibility of the CPL, which, he says, has succeeded in reinvigorating the passion for cricket across the region.
Meanwhile, the cricket committee and the CPL management say they would not object to the matter being referred to the International Cricket Council, cricket’s world governing body.
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