Ramnaresh Sarwan, former West Indian batsman, and the current Jamaica Tallawahs assistant coach, will miss the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League [CPL] due to family reasons.
The latest edition of the Caribbean Premier League [CPL] is all set to kickstart from August 18. While CPL Director of Operations Michael Hall told Jamaica Gleaner that Sarwan was allowed to travel to Jamaica, the franchise CEO Jeff Miller has lamented on the loss of an experienced campaigner like Ramnaresh Sarwan.
”Sars (Ramnaresh Sarwan) brings a lot to the game – his knowledge, his experience and the way he has dealt with the players over the years, so it is a great loss.” Miller was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
Ramnaresh Sarwan has been a part of Jamaica Tallawahs since 2018
Ramnaresh Sarwan was recently embroiled in a controversy with his former teammate Chris Gayle after the latter blamed him for his ouster from the Jamaica Tallawahs set-up. Gayle eventually shifted base to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots before finally deciding to skip the upcoming edition. And, now Sarwan will also not be present this year. Miller, however, said that the two events do not bore any correlation with each other.
“That [dispute] is behind us. We have 12 new players on our franchise this year from last year, so there is no baggage from last year. We are focused this year and the guys are focused on CPL, not what happened in the past.” he added.
Ramnaresh Sarwan, who was associated with the Guyana Amazon Warriors for a period of five years [2013-18], was appointed as the assistant coach of Jamaica Tallawahs in 2018. In Sarwan’s absence, Vinod Maharaj and Ryan Austin have been named as the deputies to head coach Floyd Reifer.