Following Andre Russell’s departure from the Jamaica Tallawahs to join the Trinbago Knight Riders in the upcoming Hero CPL season, Fabian Allen has taken a spot on the team.
CEO of the Jamaica Tallawahs, Jeff Miller, believes Fabian Allen is more than capable of filling in for all-rounder Andre Russell in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League.
Hero CPL announced earlier this week that the Trinbago Knight Riders had signed both Russell and Nicholas Pooran for the 2022 season of the CPL that is set to run from August 30 to September 30, 2022.
Two-time winners, Tallawahs signed Fabian Allen and compatriot Brandon King, who represented St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors, respectively last season.
While Russell’s departure shocked many, Miller said this came as no surprise to him as it was something the Tallawahs expected.
Miller noted that Russell has been open with them about his decision to leave before the announcement by CPL.
That said, Miller addressed the king-sized hole Russell leaves behind in the Tallawahs line-up saying that fellow Jamaican, Allen, is more than capable of stepping up.
Fabian Allen first made headlines during the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Premier League with a screamer of a catch at a deep point, one that went viral on YouTube.
Allen scored three consecutive half-centuries after making his first-class debut for Jamaica during the 2016-17 season.
Miller explained that the Jamaica Tallawahs have also signed several international players that he expects will come in and bolster the team that only won four of its 10 games last season and failed to make the playoffs.
The names of the international players will be released by Hero CPL shortly.