Barbados makes history with formation of Barbados Royals Girls Cricket Club

By Sports Desk December 09, 2023
James Pyatt conducts a warm-up session at the launch of the Barbados Royals Girls Cricket Club at the Passage Road Pavilion on Thursday. James Pyatt conducts a warm-up session at the launch of the Barbados Royals Girls Cricket Club at the Passage Road Pavilion on Thursday.

Barbados made history on Thursday, December 7 with the launch of the Barbados Royals Girls Cricket Club at the Passage Road Pavilion in St. Michael.

The club is a joint partnership between the Barbados Royals, Bat for a Chance and member of the West Indies Men’s Senior and Youth selection panels and former player, Roland Butcher.

The Barbados Royals Girls Cricket Club will seek to provide mentorship and resources to 100 young ladies as they seek to foster their cricket development.

Current Barbados Royals and West Indies Captain, Hayley Matthews, was on hand and gave her thoughts on this momentous occasion.

“I am pleased to be a part of this initiative that allows other young girls to write their names on history’s page,” she said.

“I honestly think it’s something that has been needed for a very long time and that’s why I’m so happy to see it come to fruition. Hopefully we can see this thing really take off and present girls with a lot more opportunities,” Matthews added.

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