Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies
The best women’s cricketers in the West Indies have assembled today in St. Kitts for the CG United Super50 Cup and T20 Blaze tournaments to be played from 8 to 27 May. The six regional teams have announced their squads to compete in five rounds of 50-over matches in the CG United Super Cup and then five rounds of T20 cricket in the T20 Blaze.
Barbados are defending champions in the CG United Super50 Cup and Jamaica the defending champions of the T20 Blaze.
Barbados and West Indies Women’s captain Hayley Matthews will miss the T20 Blaze tournament as she has been granted a recovery period after the CG United Super50 Cup as part of CWI’s player workload management. NaiJanni Cumberbatch, the 15-year older right-handed batter, comes into the squad for the T20 Blaze. Jamaican all-rounder Chinelle Henry will miss both tournaments as she is on a return to play rehabilitation programme following her injury in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February.
The CG United Super50 Cup matches will be played at three venues – Warner Park, the Conaree Cricket Centre, and St. Paul’s Sports Complex. In each of the five rounds, all three matches will take place concurrently. First ball is 10am local time. Barbados start their title defence against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas at Warner Park on Monday, 8 May.
Warner Park will host all five rounds of the T20 Blaze in five full days of entertainment featuring three back-to-back matches from 20 to 27 May. Each day will see the first match start at 10am, followed by an afternoon match at 2.30 pm with the final match each day played under floodlights starting at 7pm. Defending Champions, Jamaica start their T20 Blaze campaign against the Leeward Islands.
CWI’s Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said:
“Our regional Women’s tournaments will be our focus over the upcoming period as we provide a window for our best female players to showcase their talent. Players and teams will hopefully put in strong performances across both formats to impress for selection to International, ‘A’ and Emerging Player squads.”
Fans can attend for free at any of the venues, with all matches streamed and free to watch LIVE on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel, along with live scorecards and ball-by-ball scoring on the Windiescricket.com live match centre.
BARBADOS (for CG United Super50 Cup): Hayley Matthews* (Captain), Shakera Selman, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Asabi Callender, Shamilia Connell, Keila Elliott, Allison Gordon, Theanny Herbert-Mayers, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Aaliyah Williams.
*For the T20 Blaze, NaiJanni Cumberbatch will replace Hayley Matthews and Shakera Selman will be the Captain.
Head Coach: Corey Collymore
GUYANA: Shemaine Campbelle (Captain), Shabika Gajnabi, Plaffianna Millington, Sheneta Grimmond, Ashmini Munisar, Katana Mentore, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Mandy Mangru, Kaysia Schultz, Realeanna Grimmond, Cyanna Retemiah, Nyia Latchman, Tilleya Madramootoo, Analesia D’Aguiar
Head Coach: Clive Grimmond
JAMAICA: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Rashada Williams, Natasha McLean, Vanessa Watts, Keneshia Ferron, Neisha-Ann Waisome, Chedean Nation, Jody-Ann Brown, Lena Scott, Sherene Burnett, Shereka Shelton, Kate Wilmott, Nicole Campbell, Celina Whyte.
Head Coach: Shane Brooks
LEEWARD ISLANDS: Saneldo Willett (Captain), Terez Parker, Tyynetta McKoy, Amanda Edwards, Jenisen Richards, Melicia Clarke, Rozel Liburd, Davanna Claxton, Tonya Martin, Chey-Anne Moses, Davronique Maynard, Kimberley Anthony, Jahzara Claxton, Divya Saxena
Head Coach: Percy Daniel
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO RED FORCE DIVAS: Anisa Mohammed (Captain), Steffie Soogrim, Reniece Boyce, Karishma Ramharack, Djenaba Joseph, Kirbyina Alexander, Britney Cooper, Shunelle Sawh, Shania Abdool, Samara Ramnath, Selene Oneil, Shalini Samaroo, LeeAnn Kirby, KD Jazz Mitchell,
Head Coach: Gibran Mohammed
WINDWARD ISLANDS: Afy Fletcher (Captain), Malika Edward, Zaida James, Qiana Joseph, Kimone Homer, Carena Noel, Jannelia Glasgow, Pearl Etienne, Earnisha Fontaine, Tracy Byron, Abini St. Jean, Nerissa Crafton, Amiah Gilbert, Namiah Marcellin
Head Coach: Petra Lynch
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
CG United Super50 Cup – play starts at 10am
Round 1: Monday 8 May
Windward Islands vs Guyana – Conaree Cricket Centre
Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – St. Paul’s Sports Complex
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs Barbados – Warner Park
Round 2: Wednesday 10 May
Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas – St. Paul’s Sports Complex
Guyana vs Barbados – Conaree Cricket Centre
Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – Warner Park
Round 3: Friday 12 May
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs Windward Islands – St. Paul’s Sports Complex
Jamaica vs Barbados – Conaree Cricket Centre
Guyana vs Leeward Islands – Warner Park
Round 4: Monday 15 May
Jamaica vs Guyana – Warner Park
Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas – Conaree Cricket Centre
Barbados vs Windward Islands – St. Paul’s Sports Complex
Round 5: Wednesday 17 May
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Warner Park
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs Guyana – St. Paul’s Sporting Complex
Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Conaree Cricket Centre
CWI T20 Blaze (all matches played at Warner Park)
Round 1: Saturday 20 May
Windward Islands vs Guyana – 10am
Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – 2:30:pm
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs Barbados – 7pm
Round 2: Sunday 21 May
Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – 10am
Guyana vs Barbados – 2:30pm
Jamaica vs Trinidad & Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas – 7pm
Round 3: Tuesday 23 May
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs Windward Islands – 10am
Jamaica vs Barbados – 2:30pm
Guyana vs Leeward Islands – 7pm
Round 4: Thursday 25 May
Jamaica vs Guyana – 10am
Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago Divas – 2:30pm
Barbados vs Windward Islands – 7pm
Round 5: Saturday 27 May
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – 8am
Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Guyana – 8am
Jamaica vs Windward Islands – 8am