WICB Regional 50 Over bowls off on October 14

St John's, Antigua - The WICB announces that the WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament 2010 will bowl off on October 14th with host Jamaica taking on Windward Islands and Trinidad & Tobago playing Combined Campuses & Colleges.

The compact 11 day tournament will be played in its entirety at three venues in Jamaica – the world famous Sabina Park, the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium and Chedwin Park.

The WICB is also excited to announce that the Sagicor High Performance Centre Team which has just concluded a successful maiden tour to Canada has been included in the tournament as part of the WICB’s developmental thrust.

“The inclusion of the Sagicor HPC team is a demonstrable commitment by the WICB to the sustained development of young regional players,” said WICB CEO Dr. Ernest Hilaire.

“This superb opportunity for the Sagicor HPC team will allow them to compete in a seriously competitive 50 Over tournament against tough teams comprising highly experienced international and regional players,” Dr. Hilaire opined.

“We are certain that it is going to aid in their continued development following the first semester of three months of intense work at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados,” Dr. Hilaire said.

There will be two preliminary matches every day from the start of the tournament until Tuesday, October 19th. There will be a one day break on October 20th and the two semi finals will be played on October 21st and 22nd with the grand final on for Sunday October 24th.

The winner will receive US$10,000 while the losing finalist will pocket US$4000.

There will also be prizes for the losing semi-finalists, outstanding player in each game and the tournament’s best batsman, bowler and fielder.

The eight teams have been divided into two groups of four.

Group A
Trinidad & Tobago
Windward Islands
Combined Campuses & Colleges

Group B
Leeward Islands
Sagicor HPC

WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament 2010 Schedule

Thursday October 14th
Combined Campuses & Colleges v Trinidad & Tobago at Chedwin Park
Windward Islands v Jamaica at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium

Friday October 15th
Leeward Islands v Barbados at Sabina Park
Sagicor HPC v Guyana at Chedwin Park

Saturday October 16th
Windward Islands v Combined Campuses & Colleges at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium
Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica at Sabina Park

Sunday October 17th
Guyana v Barbados at Sabina Park
Leeward Islands v Sagicor HPC at Chedwin Park

Monday October 18th

Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands at Sabina Park
Jamaica v Combined Campuses & Colleges at Chedwin Park

Tuesday October 19th
Barbados v Sagicor HPC at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium
Leeward Islands v Guyana at Sabina Park

Thursday October 21st
Semi Final 1: Winner of Group A v Runner Up Group B at Sabina Park

Friday October 22nd
Semi Final 2: Winner Group B v Runner Up Group A at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium

Sunday October 24th
FINAL: Winner of Semi Final 1 v Winner of Semi Final 2 at Sabina Park

Start time for all matches is 9am (Jamaica time)
• There is no provision for a rain day for any match
• The playing conditions for the tournament will be posted on this website for full media and public access
• All players wishing to be considered for selection to the West Indies One Day International squad MUST make themselves available for selection to their respective territorial teams as per the recently published Selection Criteria