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TKR ropes in Ashley Nurse, Barbados gets Tion Webster for the remaining CPL encounters

Nurse will join the team in St Kitts for the match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 20. 

Ashley Nurse
Ashley Nurse. (Photo by Randy Brooks/LatinContent/Getty Images)

The Trinbago Knight Riders have roped in Ashley Nurse for the remainder of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), he will replace Mehedi Hasan, who received a call-up for the 1st Test match between Bangladesh and Australia. Another CPL side Barbados Tridents have brought in Tion Webster in place of Raymon Reifer, who is currently with the West Indies Test team on the tour of England.

Spinner Mehedi won’t be available for the Knight Riders this entire season. Nurse will join the team in St Kitts for the match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 20. Knight Riders head coach Simon Katich said: “Ashley gives us another spin option. He has been playing some league cricket in England so he comes fresh to us from there.” Nurse has recently represented his country against Afghanistan and India.

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It was also reported earlier that skipper Dwyane Bravo wanted Nurse in the side, as they still have some important games against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents. Reifer played the practise match against Kent but didn’t participate in the 1st Day Night Test match. His replacement Tion, has played first-class cricket for Trinidad and Tobago and scored a hundred in his 2nd game.

Knight Riders at the top

The Knight Riders are at the top spot currently with 12 points from 7 matches, their net run rate is 1.319, which is the best among all. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots are the second spot with 9 points from 6 games. Jamaica Tallahwahs are just a point short, and therefore are at the 3rd place. And they are followed by Barbados Tridents, who are at the fourth spot with 4 points; just over Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Stars, who are at the bottom with two and one point respectively. Recently, Darren Sammy was replaced by Shane Watson as the captain of the Stars, following six successive games without a win.

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