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CRICKET: Leewards Hurricanes to file complain over Jamaica loss

Published:Tuesday | December 9, 2014 | 12:22 PM

The Leeward Islands Hurricanes are protesting after losing to Jamaica Franchise by four wickets in the fourth round of the WICB Professional Cricket league at Sabina Park yesterday.



Coach Ridley Jacobs has complained that Hurricanes lost the match because the ball was changed on the third afternoon of the match.



Reports suggest that the ball went missing during the tea interval and another ball was unknowingly used in its place for the start of Sunday's final session.



Jacobs says the umpires misplaced the ball and came with a different ball and that changed the complexion of the game.



The original ball was 16-overs old, while the replacement ball was said to have been used for 34 overs.



Jamaica, whose batsmen struggled against the original ball, entered the break at 42 for three before the older ball was employed for the post-tea session.



In that time, the Jamaicans recovered to close the day on 160 for four, just 35 runs shy of the 195 needed for victory.



Jacobs says Leeward Island Volcanoes intend to lodge an official complaint to the WICB.



Leeward Islands suffered their fourth defeat in a row and collected just three points from the match to remain rooted at the bottom of the standings on 10 points.



Jamaica grabbed 16, to move to 50 points overall, on the heels of Jaguars who lead with 57 points.



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