Jamaica Tallawahs were crowned the 2022 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions as they cruised to an eight-wicket win over the Barbados Royals at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
Brandon King (83), with the bat, and Fabian Allen (3 for 24), with the ball, were their star performers.
All-rounder Fabian Allen dedicated his team’s 2022 Caribbean Premier League T20 title-winning performance to his father, who died earlier this year.
Barbados Royals won the toss and chose to bat. They got off to a superb start with Rahkeem Cornwall (36) and Kyle Mayers (29) getting them 63 runs in the powerplay.
However, Fabian Allen removed both openers in successive overs to bring the Tallawahs back into the game.
In late August, Allen made himself available for West Indies selection, after he was previously unavailable for selection for six months owing to his father’s passing.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Allen. “I dedicate this one to my father who passed away a few months ago. It’s a good victory and I want to thank the fans and everyone who supported us.”
Fabian Allen added the valuable wicket of Azam for figures of three for 24.
Although He was not selected in the West Indies 15-man squad for this month’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Allen pointed out,
“After six/seven months without cricket it’s tough to come back and blast into it. It’s a good finish for me and I’m grateful about that.”
“I feel good personally it’s just that simple mistakes let me down but coming next year, I’ll be working on that,” he added.