Official likes level of venue preparation for Women’s T20 World Cup

By August 25, 2018

Antigua and Barbuda are ready to host the Women’s T20 World Cup, or they will be, says Head of Operations for the event, Fawwaz Baksh. 

Baksh recently oversaw the visit of all three venues by officials from the T20 World Cup secretariat, the International Cricket Council, and Cricket West Indies.

“We had a series of visits and meetings in all three countries and we are pleased with the way preparations are coming along,” Baksh said.

“We are just a few months away from the start of the tournament and the excitement is building with the ‘Watch This’ campaign up and running and the giant bat visible on the streets.

“We looked closely at the match venues and the training venues and we are quite happy with the progress. We are confident that we will have excellent facilities for the tournament. We also examined the pitches and the outfields and a lot of work is being done. We expect high scoring matches.”

The Women’s T20 World Cup will be hosted in Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda and in St Lucia.

Baksh thanked the governments of the three islands for their input in ensuring the smooth running of the preparations and said based on what he has seen, he expects high-scoring games.

The T20 World Cup features the 10 best teams in world cricket where the defending champions, West Indies, in Group A, along with Bangladesh, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Group B features Australia, who were beaten by the West Indies in the last final, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and Pakistan.

India and New Zealand will see the first action from the tournament on November 9 at the Guayana National Stadium. The second match of the first day, Pakistan and Australia butt heads, while the West Indies cap off the day against Bangladesh.

The tournament will go from November 9-24.

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