Caribbean fans ready for World Cup party claims former Windies skipper Sammy

By November 08, 2018

Former Windies captain Darren Sammy is looking forward to the start of the Women’s T20 World Cup, which will see the team have hopes of defending the title on home soil.

Competing in group A, the regional team will begin the defence of the title it claimed in 2016 with a match-up against Bangladesh at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence.

“The women’s game has grown so much over the past few years.  Playing in the Caribbean and being the defending champions, I think it has added a little bit of spice to the tournament,” Sammy told SkySports.

“Our fans are like nowhere else in the world. I know there have been some restrictions added over the years but actually, it’s a party.  The game itself is a party,” he added.

The competition will be the first standalone tournament for the women’s game, but the Caribbean previously hosted the men’s 50 over World Cup in 2007.  On that occasion, the regional team missed out on qualifying from the Super 8 stage after finishing in 6th position.  The Windies Women will play alongside England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa.

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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