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Semis spot within reach


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Semis spot within reach

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The semi-finalists in the WICB Super50 will be decided tonight.
To assure themselves of a place in the last four, Barbados must defeat Trinidad and Tobago in their last preliminary match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.
Even if they lose, however, they still have a chance of going forward.
Barbados lie joint third with Combined Campuses Colleges on ten points and are battling with Guyana and Windward Islands, who both have eight points, to join defending champions Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals.
A victory for Barbados over Trinidad and Tobago would automatically send them through to the semis but if they lose, their progress would depend on the outcome of the two other matches.
If Barbados go down, and Guyana defeat Jamaica at the Guyana National Stadium, and Windward Islands beat Leeward Islands at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Barbados would finish fifth and miss out on the semi-finals.
If Barbados lose and either Windwards or Guyana do not win, the Bajans would move on.
Barbados have been inconsistent in the competition, having won two matches and lost three.
Had they beaten bottom-of-the-table Leewards at Warner Park on Thursday, their place in the semi-finals would have been assured.
All three matches today were originally scheduled as day/night matches starting at 2 p.m. but the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that the Barbados/Trinidad and Tobago and Leewards/Windwards matches would now be played as day games.
Barbados will field unchanged squads for the Super50 and four-day matches in Trinidad, the latter starting on Wednesday. (HG)
Barbados squads
Super50 – Kirk Edwards (captain), Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Rashidi Boucher, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Kyle Mayers, Ashley Nurse, Javon Searles, Kevin Stoute, Kenroy Williams.
Four-day – Kirk Edwards (captain), Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Rashidi Boucher, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Javon Searles, Kevin Stoute.

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