Regional Women’s T20 for Jamaica
 

KINGSTON, Jamaica — For a number of reasons, the historic, inaugural Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament to be staged next month in Jamaica is expected to be keenly contested.

The eight-team tournament will be staged at three venues in and around the Jamaica capital of Kingston – Kensington Park, Chedwin Park and Sabina Park – from Wednesday, August 8 to Saturday, August 18.

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Josina Luke, the WICB’s project officer for women’s cricket, said the regional governing body was delighted to be staging the tournament at this time.

“The West Indies Women’s team will be going off to England for five T20 matches in early September and this will be followed by the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka,” she said.

“So this tournament is timely and will provide our players with valuable match practice. It should help to sharpen their skills and help them better understand the ebbs and flows of this format.”

She added: “It was for this reason that the directors of the WICB had agreed with the policy shift about the staging of regional women’s tournaments to coincide with the format for the women’s World tournament taking place in that year.

“We urge the fans of the game to attend the matches, see our talented women’s players, and see how competitive they have become in recent times.”

Luke said another reason for the attractiveness of the tournament was the success of the West Indies Women’s team over the last year.

“The West Indies Women’s team has done extremely well in this format of the game,” she said.

“They reached the semi-finals of ICC WWT20 when the previous tournament was staged here in the Caribbean, and were last rated at No.4 in the Women’s T20 World Rankings.”

She continued: “A number of the recent West Indies Women’s players have been chosen by their national sides to play in this tournament, so this will also provide some of the intrigue.

“Jamaica is also hosting a major women’s cricket event for the first time and many of the players are looking forward to this new experience.”   

Luke said the WICB was pleased with the results from the West Indies Women’s team in recent times and remained committed to strengthening the women’s programme.

“With the rise of T20 cricket, our players must also begin to play this format competitively on the regional level, so when selected for international matches they can be equally competitive with the best teams in the World,” she said.

“Women’s cricket too, is on the rise, and hopefully, this regional tournament can be the start by which we can attract more women to play the game and retain those already playing.”

Luke said the WICB had also planned a one-day player development training session during the regional tournament.

“We want to emphasise various topics of personal development to the players, including the anti-doping rules, so we will also take this opportunity to bring this information to them,” she said.

The Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament will comprise seven rounds of preliminary matches leading into a full slate of playoffs for positions from Champions to eighth place.

The participating teams are: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and hosts Jamaica, the reigning Regional Women’s Super50 champions.

Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament

Schedule of matches

(All start times are local – NOTE: Jamaica is 1 hour behind the Eastern Caribbean)

Round 1

Wednesday, August 8

Trinidad & Tobago vs St. Vincent & the Grenadines at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Christopher Taylor

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Colin Alfred

Jamaica vs St. Lucia at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Lyndon Rajkumar

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Christopher Taylor

Guyana vs Grenada at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Athol Hamilton

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Carl Tuckett

Barbados vs Dominica at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Carl Tuckett, Patrick Gustard

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Athol Hamilton

Round 2

Thursday, August 9

Barbados vs Jamaica at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Erickson Degalarie

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: P. Gustard

Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Patrick Gustard

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Erickson Degalarie

St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Grenada at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Lyndon Rajkumar, Carl Tuckett

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Christopher Taylor

Dominica vs St. Lucia at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Athol Hamilton, Christopher Taylor

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Lyndon Rajkumar

Round 3

Saturday, August 11

St. Lucia vs Grenada at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Lyndon Rajkumar

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Verdayne Smith

St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Dominica at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Patrick Gustard

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Lyndon Rajkumar

Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Christopher Taylor

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Athol Hamilton

Jamaica vs Guyana at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Carl Tuckett, Athol Hamilton

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Colin Alfred

Round 4

Sunday, August 12

St. Lucia vs St. Vincent & the Grenadines at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Athol Hamilton

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Verdayne Smith

Grenada vs Dominica at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Verdayne Smith

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Erickson Degalarie

Guyana vs Barbados at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Lyndon Rajkumar

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Carl Tuckett

Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Patrick Gustard, Carl Tuckett

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Lyndon Rajkumar

Round 5

Tuesday, August 14

St. Lucia vs Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Verdayne Smith

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Carl Tuckett

St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Jamaica at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Carl Tuckett

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Verdayne Smith

Grenada vs Barbados at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Athol Hamilton

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Patrick Gustard

Dominica vs Guyana at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Patrick Gustard, Lyndon Rajkumar

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Colin Alfred

Round 6

Wednesday, August 15

Grenada vs Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Patrick Gustard

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Athol Hamilton

St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Guyana at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Athol Hamilton

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Patrick Gustard

Dominica vs Jamaica at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Carl Tuckett

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Verdayne Smith

Barbados vs St. Lucia at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Lyndon Rajkumar, Verdayne Smith

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Colin Alfred

Round 7

Friday, August 17

Dominica vs Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Patrick Gustard

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Erickson Degalarie

Barbados vs St. Vincent & the Grenadines at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Verdayne Smith

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Patrick Gustard

Guyana vs St. Lucia at Chedwin Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Carl Tuckett

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Athol Hamilton

Jamaica vs Grenada at Chedwin Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Lyndon Rajkumar, Athol Hamilton

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Christopher Taylor

FINALS

Saturday, August 18

Consolation Final

3rd vs 4th at Sabina Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Patrick Gustard

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Carl Tuckett

Grand Final

1st vs 2nd at Sabina Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Athol Hamilton, Carl Tuckett

Match referee: Michael Hylton

Reserve umpire: Christopher Taylor

Minor Playoff

7th vs 8th at Kensington Park – 10 a.m.

Umpires: Colin Alfred, Lyndon Rajkumar

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Erickson Degalerie

Consolation Playoff

5th vs 6th at Kensington Park – 2 p.m.

Umpires: Erickson Degalarie, Verdayne Smith

Match referee: Donald McNaughton

Reserve umpire: Lyndon Rajkumar

Date: 
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 13:59