Ashmead Nedd, Kimani Melius, Kyle Hope on the move after 2020/2021 CWI draft

By Sports Desk June 16, 2020

Guyana’s Ashmead Nedd has joined the Leeward Islands Hurricanes as their first-round pick in Monday’s 2020/2021 West Indies Professional Players Draft for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the West Indies Championship.

The draft was conducted via a Zoom meeting and was monitored by CWI’s auditors KPMG to ensure that the process was carried out efficiently and smoothly.

Representatives of each franchise made two picks to bring their contracted squad of players to 15.

Nedd, a  left-arm spinner from Guyana, was one of the leading performers for the West Indies at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa earlier this year.  He will help bolster the Hurricanes’ bowling stocks and will bring the experience from the West Indies Emerging Players - winners of the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup last November.

Joining Nedd as a contracted player is his West Indies Under-19 captain Kimani Melius, who was picked up by the Windward Islands Volcanoes and fast bowler Jayden Seales who was contracted by the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.

Both Melius and Seales were acquired ahead of the draft as pre-selected players by the respective franchises.

Additionally, two experienced players have found new franchises.

Kyle Hope, who played five Test matches and seven One-Day Internationals in 2017, has moved from Trinidad & Tobago Red Force to Barbados Pride.

Kevin Stoute, a former captain of Barbados Pride who has played 76 first-class matches since his debut back in 2007, will have a new home with the Windward Islands Volcanoes.

CWI’s Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams was happy that CWI was able to get the draft done despite the ongoing pandemic.

"I am pleased to have gotten the regional franchise draft completed,” he said.

“Franchises can now focus on implementing post-lockdown training to gradually build towards their full programs. Obviously, we are all hopeful that we will soon be given the all-clear by the respective Governments to resume full franchise operations," he said.

Below is a listing of the movements in Monday’s draft:

Round 1

Leewards Hurricanes - Ashmead Nedd

Windward Volcanoes - Kevin Stoute

Jamaica Scorpions - Odean Smith

Guyana Jaguars - Ramaal Lewis

TT Red Force - Bryan Charles

Barbados Pride - Kyle Hope

 

Round 2

Leewards Hurricanes - Tyrone Williams Jr.

Windwards Volcanoes - Larry Edwards

Guyana Jaguars - Tevin Imlach

Jamaica Scorpions - Alwyn Williams

TT Red Force - Isaiah Rajah

Barbados Pride - Shamar Springer

 

 

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