Mohammed, Ottley in Patriots squad as cover for Udana and Jones
Jason Mohammed and his Trinidad and Tobago team mate Kjorn Ottley are due to enter the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ squad as cover for Isuru Udana and Aaron Jones.
The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have announced two temporary replacements to their squad for the upcoming season, both due to international commitments for players they selected at the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft.
Udana, the left-arm seamer, is unavailable for the first two games of the CPL season due to Sri Lanka’s ongoing series against New Zealand. He will be replaced for the first two matches of the Patriots’ campaign by Trinidadian batsman Mohammed, who played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) last season, and with 1,211 runs in T20 cricket, is an experienced campaigner.
The Patriots ICC Americas pick at the draft, Aaron Jones, will be playing for the USA until September 14. The draft rules allow for the ICC Americas player to be temporarily replaced by a Caribbean national. Jones, a right handed batsman has plied his trade in the USA in white ball cricket, but has played mostly for Barbados, from the Under-15s to First Class.
His most recent First-class match for Barbados Pride came against Guyana Jaguars at the National Stadium at Providence in March 2019.
While Jones is away on international duty, he will be replaced by Kjorn Ottley, who was the leading run scorer for the Combined Colleges and Campuses team in the most recent Regional Super50 competition, a tournament which his team won.
Kjorn, brother of Regional Super 50 ‘player of the tournament’ in 2019, Yannick Ottley, is a left-handed batsman who has 17 First-Class matches under his belt and 36 List A matches. His First Class high score is 99, while his List A high score is 80*.
Ottley has played for West Indies ‘A’ against India ‘A’ in the recently concluded ‘A’ Team One-Day tour.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots full squad reads: Isuru Udana, Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, Rassie van der Dussen, Laurie Evans, Sheldon Cottrell, Devon Thomas, Rayad Emrit, Shamarh Brooks, Jeremiah Louis, Dominic Drakes, Afif Hossain, Keron Cottoy, Akeem Jordan, Usama Mir, Aaron Jones, Kjorn Ottley and Jason Mohammed (replacement players).