Cricket West Indies have been marching past in the right direction, the anecdotes of the past are proof of the passion that runs in the Caribbean. Most recently, the women’s cricketing circuit had invigorating news coming their way as the 2nd edition of the Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) was announced by CWI. This intra-Caribbean affair is slated to begin on the 31st of August and will be battled out till the 10th of September.
The tournament consists of more depth this time around with an increased number of games being played compared to the previous edition, aiding the players to acclimatize to the platform and have an expanded experience. The competition will be played out in Barbados and Trinidad and will encompass three teams, namely; Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Trinbago Knight Riders.
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) June 8, 2023
Announcement of the teams will take place later this June, where the dynamics are such that nine senior Windies players, two emerging Windies players, and four overseas players are to be picked by each franchise. The emerging players will be of the age group of under 21 years and will be picked from a list provided by CWI. The emerging players are slowly coming off their delicate bubbles, and this large-scale platform will help the Windies reap the finest quality of players in the years to come.
Schedule for the Women’s CPL 2023
|Aug 21, 2023||Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Barbados|
|Sep 2, 2023||Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Barbados|
|Sep 3, 2023||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Royals||Barbados|
|Sep 5, 2023||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Trinidad|
|Sep 6, 2023||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Trinidad|
|Sep 10, 2023||TBD vs TBD (Final)||Trinidad|
Dr. Kishore Shallow, President of Cricket West Indies, said: “CWI is committed to greater investment in the growth and development of women’s cricket. Consistent with this is the expansion of the WCPL 2023 to feature more matches and playing across venues in the region. This opportunity for our regional cricketers is invaluable. Additionally, there is no doubt that the spectacle of the tournament will inspire more young female cricketers to take up the sport. It is certainly an exciting time for all parties involved.”
An action-packed September awaits as the Island strip is going to immerse itself with cricket of the highest Caliber as anticipation will level the intensity of preparations.
(Inputs sourced from Windies press release)