Trinidad, Barbados & Antigua submit bid to host CT20 2011 & 2012

St John's, Antigua - Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad are the three territories which have submitted bids to the West Indies Cricket Board for the hosting of Caribbean Twenty20 Tournament in 2011 and 2012.

Monday November 8th was the deadline for the submission of bids.

The WICB Bid Review Committee will now review all bids and make selections for two venues for each year’s tournament.

The venues selected will be announced on Monday, November 15th.

The Bid Review Committee will focus on seven key criteria in reviewing the bids:

- Contributions of the host to the event
- Cost of hosting matches
- Potential revenue opportunities
- Strength of commitment
- Record of honoring Commitments
- Quality of event management during WICB Tournaments
- Venue readiness

Importantly the WICB requires that venues must have international standard lighting (to facilitate night matches) and at least one replay screen to be favourably considered for hosting Caribbean T20 which will be a live televised event.

“It is a new model inviting territories to host matches in regional tournaments and appropriately it starts with the most exciting of the tournaments – Caribbean T20 which proved to be successful in its launch in 2010,” said Chairman of the WICB Bid Review Committee Gregory Shillingford.

“The territories which have submitted bids and confident of meeting the criteria will be held to meeting standards and WICB will be held to meeting obligations in terms of both cost and benefits,” said Shillingford who is a WICB director.

Bid Review Committee

Director Gregory Shillingford (Chairman of the Marketing & Marketing and Business Development Committee) – Chairman
Director Enoch Lewis (Chairman of the Finance Committee)
Stephen Camacho (Corporate Secretary)
Nelecia Yeates (Commercial Manager)
Cindy McLean (Event Manager)

Caribbean T20 2011 will be held from January 9th to 24th.