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Regional Super50 cricket returns

Regional Super50 cricket returns
Barbados Pride celebrate another Jamaica Scorpions wicket. (Photo courtesy CWI Media/Philip Spooner)

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Barbados Pride will open their CG United Super50 Cup campaign against Jamaica Scorpions in Antigua on November 3.

The regional cricket competition returns on October 29, with the Caribbean’s 50-over cricket rivalries competing for the first time since February 2021.

The West Indies Academy team and Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) will join the six regional franchise teams to contest the tournament which will be played in Antigua and Trinidad from October 29 to November 19.

This also marks the start of the countdown towards the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup and an opportunity for players across the West Indies to push for consideration and selection for the West Indies ODI team.

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force will defend their title and host Zone A featuring the Windward Islands Volcanoes, Guyana Harpy Eagles and CCC.  Zone B will feature hosts the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Barbados Pride, Jamaica Scorpions and the West Indies Academy.

For the first time, the West Indies Academy will be featuring in the CG United Super50 Cup and their players will have the development opportunity to play List A cricket against the best in the Caribbean. This is part of the Academy programme’s main objectives of bridging the gap between youth and professional cricket in the region.

The West Indies Emerging Players side famously won the Super50 Cup in 2019 and six of those players have since gone on to represent the West Indies.

Each team will play six group matches, meeting each of their Zone competitors twice. The top two teams from each Zone will qualify for the semi-finals, which will be played in Antigua at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on November 16 and 17. The final will be at the same venue two days later

Johnny Grave, CWI CEO said: “The 2022 CG United Super50 Cup promises to be an action-packed event for our fans to feast on exciting cricket rivalries and for players to push for selection to the West Indies. This year’s tournament feature some of the region’s best and upcoming talent competing to win the CG United Sir Clive Lloyd Trophy.”

Grave added: “We are looking forward to seeing the West Indies Academy and CCC play against our professional regional teams and expect the competition to provide them with an excellent development opportunity. This will help to broaden the pool of players being exposed to highest levels of competition at the regional level. CWI welcomes and thanks title partners CG United for their continued sponsorship of the CG United Super50 Cup, as their investment has proved invaluable to the development of the game in the region.” (PR/SAT)

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