Lambert stars for King’s XI at Sabina exhibition T20 match

Jamaica Tallawahs are scheduled to host St Lucia Zouks on July 7, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel on July 9, Barbados Tridents on July 11 and Guyana Amazon Warriors on July 12. All games are set to start at 6:00 pm at Sabina Park.

“A lot of what took place was to get a dry run for our people to get accustomed to it. Just being at Sabina at 9:00 and 10:00 pm is something that they are not used to,” Walter told the Jamaica Observer.

“The whole exercise was to sort of get the ball rolling because it’s the first time [hosting CPL night matches] so we need practice. It’s not something to get excited about because it really is standard operating procedure,” he explained.

With regard to the quality of the lighting, Walter, who is also Sabina Park’s chief executive officer, said he will compile feedback from players and officials and will be passing it on to the contractors for any necessary adjustments.

In the exhibition game, Brandon King’s XI defeated John Campbell’s XI by 73 runs.

Former Jamaica four-day captain Tamar Lambert seemed quite comfortable under the lights, carving out 109 runs off only 56 balls as King’s XI made 191-1 off their allotted 20 overs.

Lambert, who retired out just before the close of the innings, told the Observer that “the light was really good”.

He plundered nine sixes and eight fours. His opening partner Shacoya Thomas was left unbeaten on a 62-ball 72. Thomas struck 11 fours and a solitary six.

The pair added a whirlwind 186 runs for the first wicket.

In response, Campbell’s XI could only muster 118 all out in 13 overs and four balls. The left-hander Campbell and Nicholson Gordon made 30 each against seamer Brian Buchanan, who claimed 3-12. Fellow pacers Marquino Mindley and Mikhail Powell took two wickets a-piece.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller commissioned the floodlights at the venue on August 3 of last year.

The lighting project was powered by a US$2.1-million grant from the government of India and a further US$600,000 contribution from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).

The lights allow for a multitude of revenue-based night events at Sabina Park.


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