Brandon Moyo

HEAVY rains yesterday morning saw a 2023 Caribbean Premier League match, which was set to pit three Zimbabwe international cricketers, being abandoned without a ball being played.

Scheduled to take place at the Darren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet, the game was between St. Lucia Kings and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

The three Chevrons stars, who were set to play on the day are Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza and Blessing Muzarabani.

The two all-rounders, Williams and Raza, play for St. Lucia Kings while lanky fast bowler, Muzarabani plies his trade for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

The toss was not conducted and, despite the rain stopping, the umpires deemed the ground conditions not fit enough for any play to take place.

Yesterday’s abandoned match also marked the start of the St. Lucia leg of the competition.

At the end of the first round, Williams and Raza’s St. Lucia Patriots sit at the top of the standings with four points from four matches. 

They won one, and lost one while the other two games yielded no results.

Muzarabani’s St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots sit in third place, with two points from two games. 

He made his debut on Saturday in a match that was also abandoned, as he became the third Chevrons star to play in this year’s edition of the CPL.

Williams and Raza, however, have managed to play some matches which yielded results prior to yesterday’s game. 

In their opening encounter, St. Lucia Kings lost by 11 runs to Jamaica Tallawahs before going on to record a 54 run win over Barbados Royals.

In the win against Royals, Williams fell three runs short off his half century on 47,  from 30 balls, while Raza scored 23 runs from 13 deliveries. Raza went on to take one wicket for 21 runs in his four over spell.

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