Rovman Powell: Lessons on a Journey to success

In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with West Indies player and Jamaica Scorpions and Tallawahs Captain, Rovman Powell. 

Rovman Powell is a Jamaican cricketer who plays for the Cricket West Indies team. Domestically, he has played for Jamaica, the Combined Campuses and Colleges, and the Jamaica Scorpions and Jamaica Tallawahs cricket team. He is currently the captain of the Jamaica Scorpions team as well as the Tallawahs, a role he has served in since the 2020 season. In December 2018, he captained the Cricket West Indies for the first time in a One Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh.

In this episode, Cricket West Indies player and Jamaica Scorpions captain Rovman Powell discusses his recent cricketing journey including some of his personal highs and lows. He also shares how the pandemic has impacted sports in the region including the teams he has played with since 2020.  He is currently in competition and speaks about the performance of the Jamaica Scorpions in the 2021 CG Insurance Super50 Cup.

Rovman also speaks about:

  1. His personal contribution to the Jamaica Scorpions so far in the 2021 CG Insurance Super50 Cup
  2. The role that his sport scholarship at the University of the West Indies, Mona enabled him to achieve his career goals
  3. The role of his mother in his development and as a support system 
  4. His close relationship with former Jamaican cricketer and coach, Robert Samuels 

Rovman also discussed his relationship with Floyd Reifer. He shares what he believes is crucial to improving the state of the Jamaica Tallawahs to ensure that they have a better season than they have had over the last few seasons.

Other topics discussed are:

  1. Chris Gayle and Andre Russell and their decision to leave the Jamaica Tallawahs’ franchise 
  2. Young Jamaican players he is looking forward to being a part of the Jamaican franchises
  3. Playing with his cricketing heroes such as Kumar Sangakkara and Dale Steyn
  4. Mentoring younger players
  5. His favourite format of the game
  6. Highest and lowest moments in his professional career
  7. His long and short-term goals

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