Kingston, St Vincent – The recently completed Women’s Regional Super50 tournament has been hailed as a tremendous success by president of the St. Vincent Cricket Association, Kishore Shallow.
The newly installed director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) spearheaded the hosting the event in St. Vincent. The tournament final was played on Sunday (April 30) and Trinidad and Tobago came out victors.
According to Shallow the most disciplined team in the tournament deserved to win the title. “At the end of it, the most disciplined and organised team won the title. Congrats to Trinidad and Tobago.”
He was also high in praise of the standard of cricket played during the tournament. “It was indeed a successful tournament. The ladies exhibited tremendous skill, which resulted in a very competitive tournament.”
West Indies women’s cricket has been on the rise over the past couple years as the WICB has invested heavily in tournaments, camps and coaching programmes and the results are now showing.
A number of players and officials were very happy with the level of organisation of the tournament in St. Vincent. Shallow alluded to this by mentioning:” from an organisation perspective, all plans came together positively.” Shallow who has a background in Information Technology was able to quickly put ‘live’ scoring in place and this made it very easy for scores to be send out from the tournament.
The winning team T&T, on return home, was celebrated at the Piarco International Airport by the Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith, the CEO of the TTCB, Suruj Ragoonath and the president of the TTWCBC, Joycelyn Opadeyi who in particular heaped praises on the TTCB.
The TTCB representing the interest of the WICB in women’s cricket in Trinidad came to the park according to Opadeyi. “We want to thank the TTCB for all that they have done for this team. They have given everything that was asked of them for us to produce champions and this we have done.”