The Guyana Cricket Board has announced a 14-member squad for the imminent CG Insurance Super 50 and T20 Blaze Tournament being hosted locally.
Guyana will be hosting a two-format women’s cricket tournament, on behalf of Cricket West Indies (CWI), with the T20 Blaze being held June 7-14 and the CG Insurance Super 50 Scheduled for June 16-25.
The tournament will see regional teams compete against each other, with several current West Indies players and young promising regional players set to participate, including Jamaican West Indies Captain Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin from Barbados.
Guyana’s very own Shemaine Campbell, Shabika Gajnabi, and Mandy Mangru, who recently returned from their cricket assignment in New Zealand, feature on Guyana’s squad.
Campbell and Gajnabi will be Captain and Vice-Captain respectively of the local squad.
Guyana’s squad for the matches also includes Katana Mentore, Sherica Campbelle, Plaffianna Millington, Kaysia Schultz, Kumarie Persaud, Ashmini Munisar and Lashuna Toussaint, and West Indies players Cherry-Ann Fraser, Tremayne Smartt, Erva Giddings and Sheneta Grimmond.
The Super 50 format was initially scheduled to bowl-off before the T20 Blaze. However, due to unfavourable weather conditions, challenges arose in securing venues fit for play based on the initial schedule, which prompted a more appropriate schedule.
Given the fast-drying conditions at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, it was decided that the T20 Blaze matches will be played first at this venue with the CG Insurance Super 50 stepping in providing that weather conditions become more favourable for play.
The teams on show for Tuesday’s T20 blaze are:
Leeward Islands vs Windward Islands 10:00 h
Barbados vs Guyana 14:30 h
Jamaica vs Trinidad and Tobago 19:00 h