Dottin to play for T&T in Women's T20
Kingston, Jamaica – Deandra Dottin will create a small piece of history, when the inaugural Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament begins next Wednesday here.
The West Indies Women’s all-rounder will be playing for Trinidad & Tobago, becoming one of the first female players in the Caribbean to play for two teams in her regional career.
This follows the declaration of the squads for the tournament, which features seven teams along with hosts Jamaica, the reigning Regional Women’s Super50 champions.
Dottin, a Barbadian and cousin of West Indies men’s coach Ottis Gibson, has been a regular member of the West Indies Women’s team since she made her international debut four years ago.
The 21-year-old Dottin has played 50 One-day and 39 Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies Women, and holds the World record for the quickest T20I hundred ever, an unbeaten 112 against South Africa during the previous ICC Women’s World T20 staged two years ago in St. Kitts.
At least six West Indies Women’s players will lead their national sides. They are headed by Merissa Aguilleira, the Windies Women’s captain, who will lead Trinidad & Tobago; and World No.1 and Windies Women’s all-rounder Stafanie Taylor, who will captain hosts Jamaica.
The others are Shakera Selman (Barbados), June Ogle (Guyana), Afy Fletcher (Grenada), and Cordel Jack (St. Vincent & the Grenadines).
BARBADOS: Shakera Selman (captain), Kycia Knight (vice captain), Daylight Byron-Toney, Shamilla Connell, Kelia Elliott, Reshelle Griffith, Malissa Howard, Kyshona Knight, Pamela Lavine, Hayley Matthews, Shaquana Quintyne, Danielle Small, Shana Thompson, Aneka White.
DOMINICA: Annica Andrew, Annica Benjamin, Bertina Berkitt, Gem Eloi, Pearl Etienne, Joslyn Ferrol, Deborah Frederick, Shanita Graham, Tiffany Graham, Krisani Irish, Annie Leblanc, Rosilia Registe, Kimara Sabaroche.
GRENADA: Afy Fletcher (captain), Debbie Ann Lewis (vice captain), Terrisha Antoine, Leslyn Brathwaite, Afya Campbell, Shanthan Charles, Rachel Cyrus, Esther Lewis, Jade Logie, Carena Noel, Akeira Peters, Lena Peters, Anisha Thomas, Rackel Williams.
GUYANA: June Ogle (captain), Akaze Thompson (vice captain), Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Tracy Glasgow, Leana Harris, Melanie Henry, Hasena Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Hema Singh, Tremayne Smartt, Latoya Smith, Joanne Vansertima, Prudence Williams.
JAMAICA: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Shanel Daley (vice captain), Alecia Bookal, Karla Cohen, Nickesha Gayle, Peta-Gaye Hanson, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean, Jodi-Ann Morgan, Chadean Nation, Roshanna Outar, Tameka Sanford, Vanessa Watts, Neisha-Ann Waisome.
ST. LUCIA: Roylin Cooper (captain), Yasmin St. Ange (vice captain), Chemeka Abraham, Brendalie Alcide, Solange Aubert, Nerissa Crafton, Teadie Crawford, Ashlene Edward, Sadisha Elizee, Verana Felicien, Paulina Francis, Alexandra Louisy, Marleen Preville, Julia Simon.
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES: Cordel Jack (captain), Stacy Ann Adams, Shavone Clarke, Hazelann Foster, Myschia George, Petra Lynch, Clea-Nasira Hoyte, Crystal John, Roshelle John, Sheree Ann John, Vinisha King, Terisha Lavia, Juliana Nero, Latoya Providence.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Anisa Mohammed (vice captain), Kirbyina Alexandra, Rackeal Bissoon, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Stacy Ann King, Lee Ann Kirby, Shenel Lord, Alisa Mohammed, Kemara Ragoobar, Amanda Samaroo, Gaitri Seetahal, Felicia Walters.