“I’m honoured and excited to managing the GAW” – Leon Johnson opens up about new role of Guyana Amazon Warriors

Former Guyana and West Indies cricketer Leon Johnson has been appointed the manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

According to a release from the franchise, “Johnson brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for cricket to his new role, promising to lead the team with a unique and vibrant approach.”

Johnson also captained the Guyana national team to six Regional First-Class titles, five of which were won consecutively. He is widely respected for his leadership skills, cricket acumen and dedication to the sport.

“We are delighted to welcome Leon Johnson as the Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors,” the franchise management noted.

“His proven leadership abilities, extensive knowledge of the game, and strong ties to the cricketing community make him the perfect fit for this role. We believe his appointment will invigorate the team and drive us towards championship glory.”

Johnson expressed his enthusiasm about his new role.

“I am honoured and excited to take on the responsibility of managing the Guyana Amazon Warriors. It’s a privilege to work with such a talented group of players and support staff. My goal is to foster a culture of excellence, teamwork, and determination, and I look forward to leading the team to success in the upcoming CPL seasons.”

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have consistently been a force to reckon with in the Caribbean Premier League, and with the addition of Johnson as Manager, the franchise aims to build on its legacy and capture its first title.

CPL bowls off on August 16, but heads to Guyana in September with Warriors facing Jamaica Tallawahs (September 13), Saint Lucia Kings (September 14), Trinbago Knight Riders (September 16) and Barbados Royals (September 17).

The playoffs will begin with the first Eliminator on September 19 followed by the Qualifier One on September 20 and Qualifier Two on September 22. The final is set for September 24.

All matches in Guyana will be played at the National Stadium, Providence.

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