Guyana to host 2019 Regional Women’s Super50 and T20 Blaze
By Avenash Ramzan
After what has been described as a competitive bidding process, Guyana has been designated host of the 2019 Regional Senior Women’s Super50 Cup and T20 Blaze, set to start in mid-March.
Cricket West Indies Director and Guyana Cricket Board Secretary, Anand Sanasie, in an exclusive interview with News Room on Wednesday confirmed Guyana’s winning bid. Five other Caribbean territories were vying to host the event.
Sanasie noted that all systems are being fine-tuned to ensure a successful championship, tentatively set for March 17 to April 3.
“Some of the venues we’re considering is the Stadium obviously, Everest, Bourda and we’re considering, after some inspection, Enmore. There will also be some practice venues,” Sanasie related.
“The T20 version would entirely be played at the National Stadium because of the lights to accommodate night matches.”
Just last November, Guyana hosted Women’s World T20 matches for the first time in the inaugural standalone female tournament.
According to Sanasie, the Guyana Cricket Board is aiming to build on the successful hosting of that global showpiece.
“We’re usually very active at the office operationally and continuously all year round, so yes coming off of the World Cup everything is well-oiled to move forward into this tournament,” Sanasie indicated.
Following the completion of the Senior Female Inter-county championship recently, the Guyana team would soon be announced, after which encampment will take place.
The Guyanese will face their counterparts from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Leeward Islands and Windward Islands in the three-week tournament.