CWI President Skerritt Says Super50 Cup Set for Lift-off
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 a Group “A” day/night contest on Wednesday 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.
The tournament opener, starting at 1:30 p.m. 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 Group “A” matches from St. Kitts will be webcast “live” on the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, and the Windies Cricket YouTube channel.
Skerritt also said he had been assured by Azim Bassarath, president of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board, that all preparations are going according to plan and the stage is set for a successful Super50 Cup in Trinidad.
The Group “B” games start on Thursday, November 7 with concurrent day/night games starting at 1:30 p.m. Queen’s Park Oval hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force as they take on the Windward Island Volcanoes. This match and all matches held at Queen’s Park Oval will be exclusively “live” on ESPN Caribbean.
The Brian Lara Cricket Academy hosts the Guyana Jaguars against the West Indies Emerging Players team. All matches from BLCA will be webcast “live” on the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, and the Windies Cricket YouTube channel
All of the preliminary matches in Trinidad are just TT $40, or you can purchase a special season ticket for TT $350 which gives access to any 10 games in Group “B” plus both the semi-finals and the final.