Regional Super-50 bowls off Nov. 6 with champs Marooners facing the Hurricanes

By October 11, 2019

The 2019 Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup bowls off on Wednesday, November 6, with the focus squarely on the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

“With the new World Cup cycle beginning now, this tournament, among other things, presents a starting point towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” said CWI director of cricket, Jimmy Adams.

“It will allow us to start identifying players who will go on to play a role in our qualification. Though some of our international players will be touring India with the West Indies during the competition, it allows more opportunities and exposure for our young players.”

The teams will play 40 group-stage matches in two zones in St. Kitts and Trinidad.

Group “A” matches begin on the opening day of the competition and will take place every day either at Warner Park or Conaree Sports Complex in St. Kitts.

Group “B” matches start the following day, Thursday, November 7, with matches taking place at Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. 

Each team will play their group opponents twice with the two top teams from each group progressing to the semi-finals.

The finals have been set for Sunday, December 1 under the lights at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday, December 1.

In Group A, the reigning champions, Combined Campuses & College Marooners will launch their defence against hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park. The Jamaica Scorpions, Barbados Pride and Canada are the other teams in Group “A”.

Meanwhile, action in Group “B” commences when the Guyana Jaguars, last year’s beaten finalists, meet West Indies Emerging Players in a day game at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Also on that day, hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, semi-finalists last year, meet Windward Islands Volcanoes in a day/night contest at the Queen’s Park Oval.

The United States, the other side that will be contesting this group, have drawn a bye on the opening day.

Adams said the aim of the West Indies Emerging Players squad was to select players that will be competitive in the Super50 Cup and to facilitate further learning and development opportunities for players that have featured in the CWI High-Performance Pathway in recent times.

 

“A young player may miss out on selection at their franchise if they are up against two or three internationals with similar skill-sets,” he said.

 

“The Emerging Players squad aims to provide the platform for these players to perform and reward the hard work they have been putting in following their stints at the HPC.”

 

ESPN Caribbean’s broadcast partnership with the Super50 Cup continues, with 13 day/night matches, including the semi-finals and the Final, broadcast “live” from the Queen’s Park Oval. The remaining 30 group matches will be webcast “live” on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel and website, www.windiescricket.com.

 

CWI commercial director Dominic Warne said this continues CWI’s promise to make the game as accessible as possible for fans to watch Super50 matches not only on the ground, but on television and online.

 

“The Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup continues the festival of explosive cricket and Caribbean colour wrapped up in big regional rivalries,” he said.

 

“After last year’s stunning victory by the CCC Marooners, we know there will be plenty of big performances and many surprises. ESPN Caribbean’s support together with our ‘live’ webcasting means fans will not miss any of the action.”

 

 

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