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The Tallawahs to remain in Jamaica - sources

By March 21, 2019

Two-time Hero CPL champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs are to remain in Jamaica, sources close to the franchise have told Sportsmax.TV.

The owners of the franchise had been mulling going in search of greener pastures after consecutive seasons of huge losses but they have reportedly decided to remain in Jamaica following weeks of negotiations that have largely been positive.

In January, Sportsmax.TV broke the news that the Tallawahs were seriously considering pulling out of Jamaica.

Jamaica Tallawahs CEO Jeff Miller told Sportsmax.TV then that time was running out on his organization to confirm where they will be playing in the CPL from 2019 onwards.

Miller revealed that it costs approximately US$2.5 million to operate a season, and the Jamaican government has not provided the kind of financial support that would make it feasible to continue.

Last year, he said, the Tallawahs organization lost US$1.8 million and lost USD$1.5m the year before that.

“We have some options and we want to exercise those options. We have given the government some deadlines and they have failed to meet all these deadlines we have given them over the last three months,” said Miller.

“We just can’t continue in the way we have in the past. We have no support.”

However, in recent weeks negotiations with local stakeholders seemed to have arrived at agreements that will see the franchise remaining in the country for the foreseeable future.

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