President Skerritt: WI are set for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ President Ricky Skerritt said all is set for an exciting Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup.
The Super50 Cup begins on Wednesday, when title holders Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners begin their defence against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Zone A’s day/night contest at Warner Park in the St. Kitts capital of Basseterre.
Skerritt said he expected fitter and better prepared squads to participate in the tournament.
“My personal observations and direct feedback tell me that the players are generally fitter and better prepared than usual for this year’s tournament,” - said Skerritt
“There is a high level of enthusiasm and expectation within the squads that gives me good reason to expect an exciting tournament.”
President Skerritt thanked the St. Kitts Cricket Association and Leeward Islands Cricket Board for responding at short notice to his request for St. Kitts to be a host territory, after Barbados had unexpectedly informed CWI that it was unable to stage the tournament this year.
“I toured the Conaree Cricket Centre again (on Tuesday) where most of the work had to be carried out on the field and pitch,” said Skeritt. “I was impressed with the improvement achieved over just four weeks.”
Tomorrow’s tournament opener, starting at 1.30pm is just EC$10 per ticket, or fans can get a EC$60 season ticket for all games played at Warner Park. The Barbados Pride will then take on the Jamaica Scorpions on Thursday November 7, also a day/night game at Warner Park. Canada have a bye in the first round of matches.
All of the Zone A matches from St Kitts will be streamed live on Windiescricket.com and the Windies Cricket YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, Skerritt said he had been assured by Azim Basarath, President of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board, that all preparations are going according to plan and the stage is set for a successful Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup in Trinidad.
The Zone B games start on Thursday November 7 with concurrent day/night games starting at 1.30pm. Queens Park Oval hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force as they take on the Windward Island Volcanoes. This match and all matches held at Queens Park Oval will be exclusively live on ESPN Caribbean . The Brian Lara Cricket Academy (BLCA) hosts the Guyana Jaguars against the West Indies Emerging Players team. All matches from BLCA will be streamed live on on the Windiescricket.com website and Windies Cricket YouTube Channel.
All of the preliminary matches in Trinidad and Tobago are just TT$40, or you can purchase a special season ticket for TT$350 which gives access to any ten games in Zone B plus both the semi finals and final.