Cricket: Amazon Warriors contesting outcome of CPL final – Updated

August 24, 2014: CPL committee rubberstamps result of disputed final – Demerara Waves via @demwaves


Amazon Warriors contesting outcome of CPL final

Sunday, 17 August 2014 21:01 – by  Demerara Waves


The Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team has decided to contest the outcome of the second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final played between the Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents on August 16 at Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis, according to a release issued through Guyana Times.

This decision was taken following a review of the sequence of events that took place during the game, which started at 16:03h (4:03 p.m.) under overcast conditions. 

During the Barbados Tridents innings, there were two rain interruptions – one at the end of 7 overs and the other at 11.2 overs. By the end of the Tridents innings of 20 overs, they had scored 152 runs for 6 wickets.

The team’s management said that at the start of the Guyana Amazon Warriors innings, the Duckworth/Lewis calculation sheet was provided as per norm. During the course of the Amazon Warriors innings, rain interrupted the game at 15.5 overs with the Amazon Warriors score at 107 runs for 4 wickets.

After the rain interruption, the covers were removed, mopping up took place, and the stumps were back in position, with the field and pitch ready for play to resume. “This entire process was conducted under the supervision of the Fourth Umpire, who also indicated the restart of the game,” the Amazon Warriors management said.

Both Match Umpires then went on the field when the stumps were up and subsequently went back off the field without communicating anything to the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team on the position of the game.

The management added that it was clear at that stage that the umpires did not know the new Duckworth/Lewis calculations, which caused a further delay of more than 30 minutes within the stipulated match time.

At this point, an enquiry was made by the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team Manager with regard to the restart of the game. He was told that information will be provided in two minutes.

After approximately 10 minutes, with no information forthcoming, the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team Manager again approached the umpires and was told that the game will restart at 20:40h (8:40 p.m.) with the full quota of overs to be bowled.

At that stage, CPL even went on to update the fans via social media that the game will continue in full. This update can be viewed on

Suddenly,according to Amazon Warriors management, the Match Umpires at this late stage said that they were consulting with the CPL Technical Committee, which is strange in cricket, since the sole decision makers are the Umpires and the Match Referee.

At this stage, the Barbados Tridents Captain and Coach were called and advised about the restart of the game at 20:40h (8:40 p.m.), and both the Barbados Captain and Coach objected to the decision.

Further consultations took place between the Umpires, the Match Referee and the CPL Technical Committee.

After a few minutes, the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team was informed by the Match Referee that the match was ended and Barbados was declared winners based on the Duckworth/Lewis calculations.

“It is important to note that the Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team had raised this important issue with CPL officials with regard to the appointment of Umpires and Match Officials for the semi-finals and final of the tournament,” the team’s management said.

The Amazon Warrior’s management recalled that another key conflicting matter to take note of is the fact that based on the Match Referee’s Game Breakdown Report, the second innings of the match should have been completed by 19:52h (7:52 p.m.).

But when the rain came and stopped play at 19:54h (7:54 p.m.), only 15.5 overs were completed. This demonstrates that there was a slow over rate by the Barbados Tridents and this was not dealt with by the umpires.

Subsequent to the biased final match, the Management of Guyana Amazon Warriors wrote CPL specifically with regard to the decision taken at the match and intends to vigorously pursue the arguments outlined above.

Meanwhile, the Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors has expressed deep appreciation for the support demonstrated by the fans throughout the tournament and will keep members of the public updated.

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  • Joe D  On 08/18/2014 at 1:39 am

    The umpires should have been neutral. Why was there a Barbados umpire. I questioned his judgment on some of the calls, and especially the time consumed needlessly to resume play. Was this intentional?

  • Joe D  On 08/18/2014 at 1:40 am

    The Tridents did not win – the umpires did!

  • compton de castro  On 08/18/2014 at 7:23 am

    This smells of dead fish ! Corruption !
    Too many rules …too easy to fiddle.
    Lets keep things simple in sport.!!
    If rain ends play….re-match !
    More entertainment for fans and more ticket sales next day…week…month…whenever.

    My spin

  • compton de castro  On 08/18/2014 at 11:45 am

    May add….lets use technology replay before more incorrect decisions ….it is more accurate ! Also fairer !

  • Cliff  On 08/18/2014 at 4:01 pm

    I was saying the same thing Joe D. Why was a Barbados Umpiring this final? As a matter of fact Mr Malik was out LBW when the ball struck him in front on the back foot and he was not given out after an appeal by the bowler and others and this individual went on to top score for the Tridents of Barbados. There must be neutral umpires in all the matches including the finals. This is a grave mistake made. The match should have been concluded when the third umpire called time for the teams to return to play the balance of Overs. In my opinion everything was intentionally done in favour of the Tridents. Rather disgusting. Match should be replayed with Test or experienced umpires officiating.

  • Cliff  On 08/18/2014 at 4:04 pm

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation. Have I written anything that is not true???

    • guyaneseonline  On 08/19/2014 at 12:35 am

      There is no problem with your comment.
      The WordPress program flagged your comment.
      I was not available in the afternoon to check all comments so it remained as “awaiting moderation”
      It has now been released.
      Thank you for commenting!
      Cyril Bryan

  • Brian West  On 08/18/2014 at 5:42 pm

    And of course it is cricket in the WEST INDIES. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

  • compton de castro  On 08/18/2014 at 5:57 pm

    Change ASAP

  • Clyde Duncan  On 08/18/2014 at 6:20 pm

    I must admit, I don’t follow cricket as much as I should from out here on the west coast of Canada, but the game is turning out like much of the unsportsmanlike conduct we see up here – you need a lawyer to help out with the outcome!!

  • de castro  On 08/19/2014 at 5:45 am

    No a ‘baseball’ bat….ha ha !

  • Cliff  On 08/19/2014 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks Cyril. Anytime I see awaiting moderation, my comment is always removed. That is why I asked the question and you replied the next day. Once again thanks.

  • de csstro  On 08/19/2014 at 10:12 pm

    Canadian ice hockey an example of ‘blood sport’s
    not unlike Fox hunting…to kill for food or to cull
    humanely is acceptable….or we return to the days of
    dueling !….cricket rules need ‘upgrading’ to accommodate
    growing spectators interest…20/20 much more exciting to
    My spin

  • de csstro  On 08/20/2014 at 4:53 am

    The spoken word is ‘misinterpreted’
    The written word more effective….
    Pen is mightier than sound or sword.
    That is why ‘awaiting moderation’ is a
    necessity in journalistic protocol

    You can be sued for libel….ha ha…
    Slander and derogatory comments can be misinterpreted !
    If there is ‘intent’ u r guilty ! layman’s law !
    The law is an ass unless it is a fair and just law
    It is obeyed if it is also fair and just.
    Without laws we would have ‘anarchy’….a necessary evil
    I guess !

    My spin

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