Newly minted captain of the Jamaica Scorpions Rovman Powell told Nationwide Sports today from his hotel in Bangladesh, that he intend to use his status as skipper not only to lead the cricket team but to be an example for young people in the country.

Powell who was in charge of the Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL, was named to lead the 15 man squad in the upcoming Regional Super 50 tournament to be played in Antigua and Barbuda starting February  4.

The Jamaica Cricket Association, JCA, selection panel yesterday named the Scorpions’ Super 50 squad for the upcoming regional tournament.

The Scorpions are scheduled to open their campaign on February 9 against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, 5 days after arriving in St. Johns.

Powell says he is honoured to be put in charge and wants to make his country proud.

The Scorpions have not figured prominently in the title race over the last few seasons and Powell believes it can’t be business as usual.

Newly appointed captain of the Jamaica Scorpions Rovman Powell speaking to Nationwide Sports from Bangladesh this morning.

The rest of the Scorpions squad reads  Derval Green (vice-captain), Aldaine Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Brandon King, Paul Palmer, Fabian Allen, Jamie Merchant, Jeavor Royal, Odean Smith, Sheldon Cottrell, Dennis Bulli, Javelle Glenn, Romaine Morris, Andre McCarthy.

A new champion will be crowned this year as with the reduction in the number of teams, the Emerging West Indies players who won last year’s tournament will not be participating.

Canada, the USA and the Combined Campuses were also not invited with just the traditional six vying for championship honours.