West Indies Women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor has revealed she can’t wait to participate in the 2019 edition of the Courts Women’s T20 Grand Slam Franchise Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.
Taylor will go forward with the Southern Titans in this year’s tournament, which kicks off on December 3 with the final to be played on December 13. She said “I am really looking forward to participating in the Courts T20 Grand Slam this year,” said Taylor. “I have participated in the WWBL and the Kia Super League for the past few years and being a part of that energy and atmosphere, I have always wanted to have something like that back in the Caribbean.”
Taylor is currently ranked on no. 3 in world All-rounders list and no.4 on the batters list, talking about the upcoming tournament she adds- “Women’s cricket is really growing globally; thousands of people come out to watch these leagues, and lots of sponsors back teams. I would love to see that level of excitement and interest in women’s cricket in the Caribbean,” she said. “We have a lot of talent coming from all the islands, and the support of the fans is needed”.
She also acknowledged the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association for the initiative, as well as Cricket West Indies for providing further support. “I have to commend both the TTWCA and CWI as well as all other sponsors and team owners for helping to make this tournament happen. We are heading into the T20 World Cup next year and this is going to provide some much needed playing time for the girls who will eventually make the team,” she said.