The second annual Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars Women’s Under-19 Championship will bowl off today in Trinidad.
The competition will feature six teams Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and Windward Islands in 30-over matches, which will be played at the National Cricket Centre (NCC), UWI Sports & Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC), and Gilbert Park Cricket Ground (GPCG).
This tournament serves as a pivotal platform for showcasing and identifying talent, facilitating their progression. CWI’s strategic plan has committed resources into developing the women’s cricket at every level. This tournament therefore plays a vital role in the strategy to develop the talent pool and produce the next generation of West Indies Women’s players.
CWI’s Talent Pathway Manager Steve Liburd said: “This tournament is vital for the growth of women’s cricket in the region, and we are preparing for our regional youth tournaments to be consistent to the pathway system we have for men’s cricket over the next few years.
“This year’s tournament is key because we have to identify the next group of players who will make up the squad for the next ICC Women’s U19 Cricket World Cup and be the feeder group for the new Women’s Academy that will lead into the West Indies senior women’s team.”
The tournament will see three matches each day starting at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. Jamaica time). LIVE ball-by-ball scoring of each match will be available on the www.windiescricket.com match centre.
Tuesday July 4
Windward Islands vs Guyana – GPCG
Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – UWI SPEC
Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados – NCC
Thursday July 6
Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago – GPCG
Guyana vs Barbados – UWI SPEC
Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – NCC
Sunday July 9
Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands – GPCG
Jamaica vs Barbados – UWI SPEC
Guyana vs Leeward Islands – NCC
Tuesday July 11
Jamaica vs Guyana – GPCG
Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago – UWI SPEC
Barbados vs Windward Islands – NCC
Thursday July 13
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – GPCG
Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana – UWI SPEC
Jamaica vs Windward Islands – NCC
Saturday July 15
5th and 6th play-off – GPCG
3rd and 4th play-off – NCC
FINAL – UWI SPEC