The women who have pledged their support for the Women’s Patron Programme. (GP)
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KINGSTON – With just over 150 days to the start of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship in the West Indies, Cricket West Indies officially launched its Women’s Patron Programme in Kingston today.
The five women are Yaneek Page, Dahlia Harris, Sandra Glasgow, Pat Garel and Ann-Marie Vaz and they have “pledged their support” for the upcoming stand-alone event.
Director of sales, Jamaica Pegasus, Prudence Simpson was a special guest.
Tournament director, Jennifer Nero, offered the charge to the five women on their roles with regards to supporting the November 9 to 24 event to be held in Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda.
She has sought the support of the women to:
• support the game of cricket by encouraging other young women to play
• encourage fans to attend the matches
• build on a programme that will become a legacy for women in Cricket and sport in the wider Caribbean.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Dave Cameron, in his brief remarks, thanked the women for their support and “urged them to support the wider programme by continuing to support women in sport and build on what exists for sustainability”.
CWI will take the programme around the region and will engage women in the six territories across the region. The hope is to have at least 30 women from all backgrounds and industries.
The full list should be ready by the end of summer with at least two months prior to the start of the Championship.
The women will attend a few of the matches in the Windies Women Championship now on and goes up to June 24. Jamaica and Barbados have so far won two games; T&T one and the other teams have not yet scored a point. (PR)