As the cricketing season swings into high gear, fans and enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting one of grandest spectacles on the women’s cricket calendar the Caribbean – the Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze. This year’s event bowls off on Saturday and promises to provide the thrilling, fast-paced action we have all come to love.
This year, all eyes are on the defending champions, Jamaica, as they prepare to battle it out and maintain their reign. However, their road to glory will not be easy, with teams from across the region gearing up to challenge their title.
Captain Stafanie Taylor said:
“The T20 Blaze tournament is always exciting for us because it’s the one we love the most as a team. We love the fast-paced action. As defending champions, I know we’ve got a bullseye on our backs but we’re going to use that to motivate us. We’re going to enjoy our cricket and I encourage all cricket lovers to come down to Warner Park and support not just Jamaica but all the teams and most importantly women’s cricket.”
The Barbados squad, fresh off their victory at the CG United Super50 Cup, will be stepping into the T20 Blaze arena with a winning momentum, hoping to achieve the elusive double. Another contender gearing up for glory are the Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas. With their strong and well-rounded squad, they are posed for contention and are certainly not to be underestimated. It will be a treat to watch their spirited performance on the pitch.
Jamaica will start against Leewards at 2:30pm, this will follow the opening match between Windward Islands and Guyana at 10am. The last match of the day will be the Red Force Divas and the Bajans at 7pm.
All matches will be streamed LIVE on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel with live scorecards and ball-by-ball scoring on the Windiescricket.com live match 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 & 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 Red Force Divas – 2:30pm
Barbados vs Windward Islands – 7pm
Round 5: Saturday 27 May – 8am
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Warner Park
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs Guyana – St Paul’s
Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Conaree