According to the Cayman Islands Organising Committee for the Cayman Invitational, Asafa’s agent, who is Paul Doyle of Doyle Management, said that because of the last minute addition of Asafa to the Jamaica’s relay team at Penn Relays and his subsequent races in Guadeloupe and Kingston, he has “regrettably withdrawn” from Cayman Invitational 2015.
In a statement released by the Organising Committee, Powell’s agent is quoted as saying: “Asafa will use the following two weeks as a training block to prepare for three meets in Europe that will set him up most favorably for his trials. The big goal for Asafa in 2015 is getting back to the podium in Beijing. We wish nothing but the best for the Cayman Invitational.”
In the statement, the committee said; “We know that most of our supporters were looking forward to seeing the current world number one but we still anticipate your support as the withdrawal of Asafa Powell is due to reasons beyond our control.”