Thomas Back In Leeward Islands Colours

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Former West Indies wicketkeeper, Devon Thomas, will be back in Leeward Islands colours this year, when he suits up for the Hurricanes in Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) following a two-year stint with the Jamaica Scorpions.
This has been confirmed by Cricket Operations Manager for the Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB), Vernon Springer, who said the Antiguan is amongst 10 players contracted for this year’s tournaments.
He explained: “The protected 10 for the Leeward Islands Hurricanes is Rahkeem Cornwall, Montcin Hodge, Jahmar Hamilton, Terrance Warde, Nkrumah Bonner, Chesney Hughes, Jeremiah Louis, Gavin Tonge, Keacy Carty and Devon Thomas is returning back to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes and just to elaborate, he has done his medical for the Hurricanes and he did that on Saturday.”
Thomas, after being named amongst 10 protected players by the LICB in 2016, opted instead, to return to the Jamaica Scorpions.
In a similar move in 2015, Thomas reportedly asked that he be removed as one of 10 players protected by the Leewards and chose to enter the PCL Draft but was not picked up by any of the franchises.
The player, in May of this year, was back in the headlines after he pulled out of an Antigua & Barbuda senior squad set to play in the LICB tournament.
Springer said the player’s decision not to feature in the Leeward Islands tournament earlier this year, does not affect his eligibility for a contract and that his allegiance would have been to the team he was contracted by at that time.
“Devon Thomas was contracted by the Jamaica Scorpions which meant that had to be priority over playing for Antigua & Barbuda in a Leeward Islands tournament so he would have had to execute his duties as a contracted player in Cricket West Indies’ professional season for the Jamaica Scorpions,” the Leeward Islands Cricket Board official said.
Thomas, in his last season with the Jamaica Scorpions, amassed 493 runs in the 4 Day competition with a highest of 114. The Antiguan also scored two half centuries in his 19 innings.
This year’s tournament is slated to bowl off in November.

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