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Stafanie Taylor, Afy Fletcher excited by CPL T-10 opportunity

By October 09, 2019

West Indies Women players Stafanie Taylor and Afy Fletcher have expressed their delight at being involved in two T10 matches that will be played at the Briana Cricket Academy on October 10 and 12.

The matches will form part of the attraction for the elimination stages of the 2019 Hero CPL.

Taylor will captain the NLCB Revellers while Fletcher leads the Courts Gladiators who will clash on October 10 and 12.

Sher believes the matches could be a prelude to the dawn of a women’s T20 league in the Caribbean.

 “It is very pleasing to have an initiative such as this that the CPL has done for Women’s cricket in the Caribbean,” said the Jamaican whose team will be comprised of players from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and the Leeward Islands.

 “It’s a long time coming to potentially have a women’s T20 franchise tournament here in the West Indies, bringing international players here to our conditions and pitches, just as we go to their leagues. No doubt this will aid Cricket West Indies in growing women’s cricket in the region.”

 Fletcher, who will captain players from Barbados, Guyana and Windward Islands, is excited by the concept. 

 “I think that it’s a great idea. Women’s cricket is rapidly growing so kudos to the persons for taking the initiative to find different avenues to expose the talent of the ladies of the Caribbean,” she said.

 “Knowing that we have a small pool of female cricketers, I strongly believe that this is a stepping stone to move forward and also a way of attracting the eyes of the young girls across the region.”

 The games were made possible thanks to the support of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Courts and the National Lottery Control Board (NLCB). Hero CPL said expressed their gratitude to these partners for making these games possible. 

 The NLCB Revellers: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Jodian Morgan, Stacy-Ann King, Reniece Boyce, Britney Cooper, Felicia Walters, Karishma Ramharack, Caneisha Isaac, and Shawnisha Hector.

 Courts Gladiators:  Afy Fletcher (Capt), Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Aaliyah Alleyne, Qiana Joseph, Akeira Peters, Erva Giddings, Shabika Gajnabi, Kaysia Schultz, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Sheneta Grimmond, and Shakera Selman.

 

 

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