CPL

Stars miss chance for revenge after rain puts paid to Patriots fixture

By August 30, 2018

The St Lucia Stars are off the foot of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) table for the first time in this season but they must still be ruing the opportunity to get some revenge against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. 

That game, to be played at Warner Park in Bassetterre, St Kitts, was abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent showers left an unplayable playing surface.

The Patriots had relegated the Stars to the lowest total, 69, in CPL history the last time the teams met, but the St Lucia-based franchise, despite not having the best results since, are not the same team.

Lendl Simmons has found some form, Andre Fletcher continues to be consistent, Kieron Pollard is the highest runscorer in the CPL, Obed McCoy has been bowling beautifully, Kesrick Williams is back among the wickets, and in general, the Stars were looking up.

It was not to be, as Chris Gayle’s powerful unit was not to be put to the test.

The result gives both teams a point, meaning the Stars now have five points from their nine games, while the Barbados Tridents, who have been having a woeful run of form at home, are on four from six games.

The Patriots are now fourth, in the last playoff spot after seven games, with seven points, and should also be cursing their luck over missing out on moving into third place with a win. As it stands, they have played one more game than the Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have eight points and the Trinbago Knight Riders, who have the same.

Paul-Andre Walker

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