Ronchi replaces Guptill in Guyana

Caribbean Premier League

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have replaced their Captain and opening batsman, Martin Guptill with fellow New Zealander Luke Ronchi for the remainder of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament.

Unfortunately Guptill has to return to New Zealand because of an important family health matter and as such the Guyana Amazon Warriors team will be without their appointed Captain for the rest of the 2017 Hero CPL.

Ronchi has just completed his stint in the Natwest T20 Blast in England where he played with Leicestershire and is one of the top ten run scorers in that tournament with 429 runs at a strike rate of 180.25.

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The wicket-keeper batsman raised his international profile with some brutal innings in this year’s ICC Champions Trophy but has since retired from Black Caps cricket.

Omar Khan, Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors said: “It’s unfortunate and hugely disappointed to lose Martin at this stage of the Tournament but we empathize with his situation and he has our full support as he return home to his family. We welcome Luke to the Guyana Amazon Warriors family and his wealth of experience and explosive batting in this format will certainly be an asset to our team.”