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Paul Palmer Jr back in charge of Jamaica scorpions

Paul Palmer Jr, announced as Jamaica Scorpions captain ahead of the start of the WICB Professional Cricket League had quickly found the going tough and a string of sub-par batting performances, was summarily dropped in favour of the leadership of John Campbell.

But, Campbell has also struggled, at the helm of the Scorpions, the result, Palmer is back.

Palmer has a chance at redemption beginning today, the batsman only managing to go past 50 once in 12 outings.

Jermaine Blackpaul-palmercwood has also returned to the squad after a short stint out with a shoulder injury, while wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas makes the Scorpions 13-man squad as well.

Batsman Bradon King, Trevon Griffith and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton are out, as the selectors, led by Wavell Hinds, seek to find a way to stem the tide of chronic batting failures that have resulted in five losses and just three wins for the Scorpions.

The franchise, based in Jamaica, are fourth on a six-team table with 63 points. The table is led by the Guyana Jaguars on 125, followed by Barbados with 106 and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, who overtook the Jamaicans after their last win with 74 points.

The Scorpions play away games against the Windward Islands Volcanoes and the Jaguars.

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