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Jamaica and Haiti get new dates for postponed Caribbean Cup qualifiers

Kemar Lawrence and Derrick Etienne could be quite busy next month.

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The Caribbean Football Union has announced the dates for those Caribbean Cup matches that were postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew on the region.

Jamaica's home game against Suriname will now be played on November 13. Haiti will play French Guiana at home on November 9 and St. Kitts and Nevis away on November 13.

As anticipated, these matches are being played during the November window for internationals, meaning the national teams involved can expect clubs to release players for the games.

The matches are being played at the time Caribbean Cup was supposed to have moved on to a playoff round to determine which runner-up from the groups in the final qualifying round would move on to play a Central American opponent for qualification to the 2017 Gold Cup.

But the teams involved in that playoff round won't be confirmed until the re-scheduled games have been played. So there is a further rescheduling to be expected from CFU once the newly-announced November games are completed.

The New York Red Bulls' Kemar Lawrence and Derrick Etienne should be in line for call-ups for Jamaica and Haiti respectively, since both were in the original squads named to play these matches in October. Any such call-ups won't affect the players' obligations to RBNY. By early November, the MLS playoffs will be underway and they have been scheduled around the November international break. There are no post-season games being played during the November 7-15 window.