Guyana to host West Indies Women’s Championships from March 17 – April 4 2019

Guyana plays hosts to the annual WINDIES Women’s Championships, which got underway today (March 17). The double format tournament consists of the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup and the Women T20 Blaze being played across four venues in Guyana; the four grounds being The National Stadium in Providence, Georgetown Cricket Club, Everest Cricket Club and Enmore Grounds. The five rounds of the Super50 Cup leg of the Championships will be held across these four grounds; with three matches set to be contested each day. While, all five rounds of matches in the T20 Blaze will be hosted at the Providence Stadium.
Guyana to host West Indies Women’s Championships from March 17 - April 4 2019

The four Super50 matches scheduled to be hosted at the Providence Stadium will be streamed on WINDIES’ YouTube channel, as well as on the Match Centre on the WINDIES website. This will also be the case for all the T20 Blaze matches being played at night, Caribbean time. This historical live streaming of matches is a part of Cricket West Indies’ plans to develop the women’s game; a move being welcomed by all.

Captain of the defending Super50 champions Barbados — Hayley Mathews, expressed her delight with CWI’s efforts to promote women’s cricket locally;

“This is quite pleasing to see that CWI has really stepped up the support and improvement for the women’s tournament this year. It shows that we have the backing as players from the board to improve our games on the field while the board grows the sport off the field.”

While Stafanie Taylor, captain of the defending champions of the T20 Blaze, Jamaica, echoed Mathews’ sentiments;

“It’s reassuring to us as regional players and ultimately WINDIES Women’s Players to see CWI improve the existing exposure of the tournament, especially after the successful hosting of the first ever stand-alone Women’s World T20. This is a step in the right direction to grow our women’s cricket to the levels of teams like Australia and England.”

CWI’s Commercial Director, Dominic Warne also had his say;

“As we continue to invest more in the women’s game and especially after the excitement and success of the Women’s World T20, we’re ensuring fans have the opportunity to see the region’s women cricketers battle to be champions and push for selection to the WINDIES women’s side. It is an exciting time in WEST INDIES Women’s Cricket as we at CWI are committed to fostering all possible developments and improvements in WINDIES Women’s Cricket.”

Colonial Group International’s Chief Executive– Naz Farrow also had optimism, commenting on sponsoring both the men’s and women’s Super50;

“The recent WINDIES ODI Home Series was full of excitement and we’re delighted to be supporting the region’s women cricketers as title sponsor of both the women’s and men’s Super50 Cup as we continue to build Colonial Medical Insurance’s profile across the Caribbean.”

The tournament is set to run up until to April 4.

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