Guyana leg of Women’s World T20 launched


The Guyana leg of the Women’s World T20 was officially launched on Friday evening at the Umana Yana, Georgetown. The event was graced with the presence of Cricket West Indies (CWI) officials, Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) executives and members of the government.

The 2018 edition of the Women’s World T20 will be hosted by Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Lucia from November 9-24.

The preliminary round and warm-up matches will be held at the Guyana National Stadium and Darren Sammy Stadium in St. Lucia, while Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda will stage the two semi-finals and the final.

Minister with responsibility for Sport, Dr. George Norton, said the administration is keen on working with CWI, GCB and other parties to ensure Guyana pulls off a successful leg of the premier T20 Women’s championship.

Representing CWI was Director Jennifer Nero. She labelled the tournament as “significant” as it signals to the world that “gender equality initiatives are an integral part of the ICC cricket agenda.”

“Cricket West Indies takes it remit to host this tournament with pride and purpose, as set out in the following stated vision and objective. Our vision is to bring the unique Caribbean colour, entertainment and flamboyance to women’s cricket by hosting the World T20; as the defending champions we aim to use the tournament to attract more children and women to the game,” Nero told the gathering.

She added “Cricket West Indies will use this tournament to achieve a number of objectives in its 2018-2020 strategic plans and they are: to promote gender equality; to grow partnership in women’s and girls’ cricket in the West Indies; to discover new champions for women’s cricket; to establish cricket as a genuine career path for young girls; to promote a legacy for women and girls throughout the region and to encourage fans.”

Similar ceremonies would be hosted in the other two host nations in the coming week.

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