Windies Women's Championships bowls off in Guyana on Sunday

By March 15, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago will take on Guyana, the Leeward Islands play Barbados, while Jamaica will go up against the Windward Islands when the annual Windies Women’s Championships bowl off in Guyana on Sunday, March 17 in Guyana.

Guyana will host the annual WINDIES Women’s Championships which will take the form of a double format tournament featuring the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup and the Women’s T20 Blaze that will be played concurrently from March 17- April 4.

The National Stadium in Providence, Georgetown Cricket Club, Everest Cricket Club and Enmore grounds will host the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup, with three matches scheduled for each day for five rounds.

Meanwhile, all five rounds of the T20 Blaze will be played at the National Stadium in Providence.

All four matches of the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the night match of each round of the T20 Blaze being played at the National Stadium will be streamed via www.windiescricket.com and on the WINDIES cricket YouTube channel.

The teams welcomed this added feature for the first time in the WINDIES Women’s championship, signalling Cricket West Indies continued plans of developing the coverage of women’s cricket in the region.

“This is quite pleasing to see that CWI has really stepped up the support and improvement for the women’s tournament this year,” said Barbados captain Hayley Matthews. “It shows that we have the backing as players from the board to improve our games on the field while the board grows the sport off the field.”

Her Jamaican counter-part Stafanie Taylor, Captain of the defending T20 Blaze Champions and WINDIES Women’s captain, expressed similar sentiments.

“It’s reassuring to us as regional players and ultimately WINDIES Women’s Players to see CWI improve the existing exposure of the tournament, especially after the successful hosting of the first ever stand-alone Women’s World T20,” she said.

“This is a step in the right direction to grow our women’s cricket to the levels of teams like Australia and England.”

CWI’s Commercial Director, Dominic Warne highlighted the organization’s mandate to foster growth in the women’s game in the region.

“As we continue to invest more in the women’s game and especially after the excitement and success of the Women’s World T20, we’re ensuring fans have the opportunity to see the region’s women cricketers battle to be champions and push for selection to the WINDIES women’s side,” Warne said.

“It is an exciting time in Windies Women’s cricket and we at CWI are committed to fostering all possible developments and improvements in WINDIES Women’s Cricket.”

Colonial Group International’s Chief Executive, Naz Farrow, said the company was delighted to be on board on sponsors of the competitions.

  “The recent WINDIES ODI Home Series was full of excitement and we’re delighted to be supporting the region’s women cricketers as title sponsor of both the women’s and men’s Super50 Cup as we continue to build Colonial Medical Insurance’s profile across the Caribbean,” Farrow said.

The opening ceremony is set for the Georgetown Cricket Club on Saturday, March 16.

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