Allrounder Timroy Allen has been replaced at Jamaica Tallawahs by his USA team-mate Elmore Hutchinson for the remainder of CPL 2017. Allen had returned home to Florida last week due to a family emergency. He is not expected to be available for selection for USA's Auty Cup tour to Canada next month either.
Allen played six matches last year for Tallawahs during their CPL championship run but had not featured in the starting XI this season. Hutchinson, 35, made his USA debut in 2012 after qualifying on residency though he still holds a Jamaican passport. Allen was the Tallawahs-designated ICC Americas contract player - one is in each of the six CPL teams - and Hutchinson was chosen as a like-for-like replacement.
Hutchinson, a tall left-arm medium pace allrounder, joined the Tallawahs squad over the weekend. In his most recent tournament for USA, Hutchinson scored 52 off 50 balls at No. 9 in a Man-of-the-Match performance against Uganda at WCL Division Three last May, that ensured USA avoided relegation while the hosts were sent back to Division Four.
Peter Della Penna is ESPNcricinfo's USA correspondent. @PeterDellaPenna