Jaguars’ Griffith, Pride’s Hope brothers test positive for COVID-19

CG Insurance Super50 Cup…
– Savory named to replace Griffith

Ahead of the Guyana Jaguars’ scheduled departure for Antigua & Barbuda on Saturday (January 30) to contest the CG Insurance Super50 Cup, opening batsman Trevon Griffith has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was confirmed by a source at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), who also disclosed that Griffith would be replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Kemol Savory.
It was also disclosed that Keemo Paul will sit out the tournament in order to adequately recover from an injury, while Sherfane Rutherford, who was considered for selection, has opted to play T10 and T20 cricket in Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively.
Upon arrival in Antigua, the Jaguars would have to subject themselves to a 2-day room isolation, after which they would undergo COVID-19 testing on February 2, with another test scheduled for February 6, between which players would be allowed to practise as a group.
The Guyana Jaguars team will be captained by the experienced Leon Johnson, with West Indies’ batsman Shimron Hetymer being his deputy.
In other news, brothers Shai and Kyle Hope have tested positive for COVID-19, and have been replaced in the Barbados Pride 15-man squad for the CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
According to a release from the Barbados Cricket Association, they will be “placed in isolation in accordance with Government of Barbados’ protocols”.
They were replaced by top order batsman Zachary McCaskie and wicketkeeper- batsman Tevyn Walcott, who will have to undergo the required testing and protocols.
The Guyana Jaguars’ first game will be against the Barbados Pride on February 8.