Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday confirmed the dates for the 10th edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that will go on for a month starting August 30 and will be played in 3 Caribbean Countries with a fourth one chosen for the Finals. The announcement brought with it a big surprise for the Women’s Cricket fans.
Following an impressive performance of the West Indies Women’s team in the ongoing 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup, CWI and CPL have decided to commence a three-team Women’s CPL alongside the men’s tournament.
As reported by Scroll.in, CWI President Ricky Skerritt shared his views on this great initiative.
He said, “Increasing the opportunities for West Indian women and girls to get involved in cricket is one of CWI’s strategic priorities, and we are delighted that we have been able to partner with CPL to further the expansion plans that we had first unveiled in 2019 prior to the arrival of the Covid Pandemic. We are confident that all CPL women’s games will be highly competitive and will add quality entertainment to our fans in the region and around the world.”
Women’s CPL will feature players from across the Caribbean along with overseas players divided into three teams namely Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Trinbago Knight Riders.
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Hero CPL’s CEO Pete Russell also expressed his gratitude for bringing in a women’s CPL
“The addition of a women’s event to the CPL is something that has been an ambition for a long time, and we are very pleased that it has become a reality. We would like to thank CWI for working with us to make this happen. The Women’s T10 Challenge which took place during the 2019 CPL was a huge success and we are looking forward to the next step forward.” he added
It is to be noted that though the tournament dates have been decided adhering to the packed calendar for both women’s and men’s cricket, the league does clash with India Women’s tour of England for a bilateral series.
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