President to host Windies and SA Women
Castries, St Lucia – The players and management of the West Indies and South Africa women’s teams will be the special guests of West Indies Cricket Board President Dr Julian Hunte this weekend.
The two sides will face each other in a two-match T20 International Series at Beausejour Cricket Ground on Saturday and Sunday. Both matches start at 4 pm and will be played alongside the ongoing Caribbean T20 tournament Play-off and Grand Final slated for 8 pm on both days.
“We at the WICB are extremely proud of the West Indies Women’s team and what they have achieved as a team and as individual players. The squad includes some of the most dominant players in the game at the moment and some of the most successful in the history of women’s cricket,” Dr Hunte said.
“We have extended a special invitation to have them join us during the ongoing Caribbean T20 matches at Beausejour. We look forward to hosting the players as well as the management team following their matches on Saturday and Sunday,”
The event will be part of a special send-off to the ICC Women’s World Cup in India, which will be played from January 31 to February 17.
Dr Hunte added: “We have also extended the invitation to the visiting South African team, who have been in the Caribbean for few weeks now and played a major part in the enthralling One-Day Series. Both teams will soon be heading off to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Mumbai and we wish them both all the best.
“This will form the official send-off for the West Indies players and management before they depart for India on Tuesday. We have seen our team develop very well in the last three years and we have full confidence that they will do us proud again on the world stage.”
In the recent five-match ODI series, West Indies rebounded from 0-2 down to tie the series 2-2. The other match ended in a no-decision due to rain. Stafanie Taylor, world-leading allrounder and two-time ICC Women’s Player-of-the-Year, won the Player-of-the-Series award.