BDFSP draft in Brathwaite for crucial rescheduled BCA Elite first series match against UWI
Barbados Cricket Association article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Relegation-worried Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) have drafted in experienced all-rounder Renaldo Brathwaite for injured off-spinner Kemar Smith for the last two days of the rescheduled BCA LIME Elite division first series championship match against gurus Sagicor Life UWI at Paragon on September 28 and 29.
Brathwaite has played in only the last round of the Elite division this season because he was on recruitment.
BDFSP, one from the bottom of the table on 53 points, are among six teams which requested replacements after the BCA issued a notice to clubs on September 16, giving them a deadline of September 25 to submit the names.
The move came into effect after the first series started May 4 and was due to continue on May 11 and 12 but with Barbados then having to play the WICB first-class final against Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Oval that weekend, the BCA rescheduled the dates for its domestic matches.
UWI, champions for the past four years and one of four teams with a mathematical chance of winning the title, have made two changes.
Wicket-keeper/batsman Chadwick Walton who is with the West Indies 'A' team in India and all-rounder Steven Jacobs, who is overseas, have been replaced by Carlos Brathwaite and Kristopher Ramsaran.
Guardian General Barbados Youth and LIME who are clashing at Harrison College 'A', each have three replacements.
Barbados Youth are rock-bottom in the points standings on 32 points but are exempted from demotion.
Fast bowlers Jerome Jones and Jofra Archer, now both in Guyana with the West Indies Under-19 team for a limited overs series against Bangladesh Under-19s, and injured spinner Chad Williams make way for Lee-Germon Gaskin, Akeem Harris and Tarik Shorey.
LIME have named Courtney Browne, Hayden Walsh and Dalton Polius for Justin Brathwaite, who has work commitments and injured pair Anthony Morris and Mark Springer.
With fast bowling all-rounder Jade Padmore on a cricket contract overseas, ESA Field Pickwick have brought in wicket-keeper/batsman Shai Hope for the match against Republic Bank St. Catherine at Bayfield, while Super Centre Spartan included opener Rashidi Boucher for batsman Rohan Nurse, who has work commitments as they battle with second-placed CGI Maple at Queen's Park.
NB: Series 1 matches, which started on May 4 and were rescheduled from May 11 and 12 because of the WICB first-class final between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Oval, are to be completed on September 28 and 29. Therefore, no points are included for Series 1.