St. John’s, Antigua — Holders Jamaica will face Barbados at Exchange in the central community of Couva, when the Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament opens on Thursday, August 6 in Trinidad.
The Jamaicans captured the title for the fifth time by blowing away Guyana by 218 runs in the Final of the Tournament last year at Windsor Park in the Dominica capital of Roseau. Trinidad & Tobago placed third ahead of Barbados, with St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, St. Lucia and the hosts trailing the field.
The Tournament this year fields six teams – Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago as well as composite sides pooling the talent of the North Windward Islands of Dominica and St. Lucia, and the South Windward Islands of Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Each of the teams will play the other once in a round-robin competition, featuring five rounds of 50 overs-a-side matches – all played in and around the central Trinidadian community of Couva – with the two teams accumulating the most points qualifying for the Final to determine the winner on Sunday, August 16, at the National Cricket Centre.
In the other first round matches of this year’s tournament, Guyana meet North Windwards at the National Cricket Centre and South Windwards tackle host T&T at Gilbert Park.
The prize for the players in the tournament is a place in the West Indies Women’s team that will face Pakistan Women in a home series, scheduled from October 10 to November 2 in St. Lucia and Grenada.
Round 1 – Thursday, August 6th
Guyana vs North Windwards – National Cricket Centre
Jamaica vs Barbados – Exchange
South Windwards vs Trinidad & Tobago – Gilbert Park
Round 2 – Saturday, August 8th
Barbados vs Guyana – Exchange
Trinidad & Tobago vs North Windwards – Caldrac
South Windwards vs Jamaica – National Cricket Centre
Round 3 – Monday, August 10th
Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago – Gilbert Park
Barbados vs South Windwards – National Cricket Centre
North Windwards vs Jamaica – Exchange
Round 4 – Wednesday, August 12th
South Windwards vs Guyana – Exchange
Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago – National Cricket Centre
North Windwards vs Barbados – Caldrac
Round 5 – Friday, August 14th
Guyana vs Jamaica – Gilbert Park
South Windwards vs North Windwards – Exchange
Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados – National Cricket Centre
The Final – Sunday, August 16th
1st vs 2nd – National Cricket Centre