Women’s T20 World Cup matches could be played in Guyana

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There is the likelihood of matches in this year’s Women’s T20 World Cup being hosted in Guyana, according to Director of Sport, Christopher Jones.

In an interview with the Department of Public Information, Jones said the country is on course to being one of the host nations, noting that a bid has been submitted for matches to be held here.

“I rather suspect because of the fact that the stadium is owned by government and because the stadium has no branding on it, this puts Guyana in a position where we can very likely be one of the four to host the Women’s International World Cup,” he said.

According to Jones, there are some prerequisites for the hosting of the mega event, including the installation of an instant replay screen at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. 

He noted that systems are being put in place to ensure Guyana has a successful bid. “We are still engaging the Ministry of Finance with a view of reprioritising some of those requests from the budget that would have been made by the various facilities. Those discourses are still ongoing and we are confident we will see the allocations being made available.” 

The tournament will run from November 3-24, 2018. Defending champions West Indies will put their title on the line against South Africa, England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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