PROVIDENCE, Guyana- The region’s best women’s cricketers have assembled in Guyana for the CWI Women’s T20 Blaze and CG United Women’s Super50 Cup.
The CG United Women’s Super50 Cup, which was scheduled to be played first, has now been switched to the later part of the competition due to the prevailing weather conditions in Guyana. The T20 Blaze will now start the tournament on Tuesday June 7 at the National Stadium in Providence.
The last time the region’s best women’s players met was back in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic forced Cricket West Indies to postpone the tournament.
The Captain of Barbados, defending champions of both the CG United Women’s Super50 Cup and T20 Blaze, Hayley Matthews, welcomes the return of the tournament,
“It’s pretty exciting that we’re having a regional tournament this year. It’s very crucial for the development of women’s cricket in the region. The postponement over the last two years due to the covid-19 pandemic has been unfortunate but we’re here now and looking forward to playing against the best in the region.”
The T20 Blaze will see three matches per day at the National Stadium in Providence. LIVE ball-by-ball scoring of each game will be available through the www.windiescricket.com match centre. CWI will be streaming matches with commentary via the Windies cricket YouTube channels.
Full squads for the T20 Blaze
Hayley Matthews (Captain), Shakera Selman, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, NaiJanni Cumberbatch, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Charlene Taitt, Aaliyah Williams.
Head Coach: Corey Collymore
Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Rashada Williams, Tameka Sandford, Natasha McLean, Jodian Morgan, Vanessa Watts, Keneshia Ferron, Neisha-Ann Waisome, Chinelle Henry, Jerona Walcott, Corrine Howell, Chedean Nation, Jody-Ann Brown, Celina Whyte.
Head Coach: Shane Brooks
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Anisa Mohammed (Captain), Lee Ann Kirby, Steffie Soogrim, Reniece Boyce, Karishma Ramharack, Shenelle Lord, Rachel Vincent, Leandra Ramdeen, Djenaba Joseph, Caneisha Isaac, Kirbyina Alexander, Britney Cooper, Kamara Ragoobar, Anna-Marie Pereira.
Head Coach: Kelvin Williams
Shemaine Campbelle (Captain), Shabika Gajnabi, Lashuna Toussaint, Erva Giddings, Plaffianna Millington, Sheneta Grimmond, Ashmini Munisar, Katana Mentore, Sherica Campbell, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Mandy Mangru, Kaysia Schultz, Kumarie Persaud, Tremayne Smartt.
Head Coach: Julian Moore
Shawnisha Hector (Captain), Saneldo Willett
Terez Parker, Tyynetta McKoy, Amanda Edwards, Jenisen Richards, Melicia Clarke, Rozel Liburd, Davanna Claxton, Arsheena Freeman, Tonya Martin, Sidella Bellot, Tiffany Thorpe, Rosalie Dolabaille.
Head Coach: Leon Rodney
Afy Fletcher (Captain), Malika Edward, Edelyn Turtin, Akeira Peters, Ashlene Edward, Zaida James, Qiana Joseph, Kimone Homer, Carena Noel, Jannelia Glasgow, Japhina Joseph, Stacy Ann Adams, Tracy Byron, Pearl Etienne.
Head Coach: Samantha Lynch