Martin Guptill, the New Zealand batsman, has returned home from the Caribbean Premier League to attend to an "important family health matter". Guptill was captaining Guyana Amazon Warriors, currently placed fourth in the six-team competition with two league matches remaining.
"It's unfortunate and hugely disappointing to lose Martin at this stage of the tournament but we empathise with his situation and he has our full support as he returns home to his family," Omar Khan, the operations manager of Warriors, said.
Guptill, who scored 142 runs in seven innings, has been replaced by Luke Ronchi, the recently-retired New Zealand wicketkeeper, coming off a stint with Leicestershire in England's T20 competition.
Ronchi scored 429 runs in 14 innings for Leicestershire, including three half-centuries, at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 180.25. His availability was confirmed after his side was eliminated from the ongoing T20 Blast after a nine-wicket loss in the quarter-final to Glamorgan.