Trinidad and Tobago will now have its own Women’s T20 league
The team was coming back home after their triumphant visit to St. Vincent.
Published - May 2, 2017 6:17 pm | Updated - May 2, 2017 6:17 pm
The victorious squad of Trinidad and Tobago were received at the airport by pleasant surprise after their board announced that are planning to host a Women’s T20 franchise league. The team was coming back from St. Vincent where they defeated Barbados in the finals of the WICB Regional Super50 tournament.
There have been constant demand’s for Women’s T20 leagues ever since the popularity of franchise cricket rose to a considerable extent. At this moment only Australia have a domestic T20 for Women the W Big Bash League. CEO of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), Suruj Ragoonath further announced the league will be divided on the basis of regions.
“We want to have four franchise teams in East, Central, North and South Trinidad and play a T20 league. As a matter of fact a local cricketer has already bought one of the franchises and the other three are up for sale.” said Ragoonath according to The Guardian.
“We are hoping to get this tournament going soon, with the finals to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium on May 19. We are inviting at least two women cricketers from the region for each team, as we look to put a regional flavor to it,” he further added.
The Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith, was also enthused about the recent development in the field of cricket in Trinidad and Tobago.
“You all are great ambassadors, going out and winning is great for us. We’re here to work with you all, when the Lara academy gets going we are going to have you all involved.Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the Cabinet are very pleased with this victory by you girls.” he stated.
The President of the T&T Women’s Cricket Board, Joyclen Opadeyi, also voiced her opinions and tried to make her presence felt with her highly motivating words.
“The pressure is always on you to perform. After winning the First Citizens sports team award it put you on a high and all you wanted was to go out there and win this title. We are going to keep that supremacy in the Caribbean. We will continue to provide things for you to perform,” commented Joyclen Opadeyi.