Regional Women’s tournament, Int’l cricket slated for Guyana this year
By Akeem Greene
Cricket West Indies (CWI), Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, has revealed Guyana should host the Regional Women’s limited-overs tournament and Men’s International cricket matches between the period June and August 2022.
Additionally, there is a strong chance the Caribbean Premier League will also make a return to these shores for the first time since the pandemic struck in 2020.
“Yeah absolutely; we are hoping we will be able to host the Women’s tournament in June and then some of the internationals in the summer; we should be announcing the schedule by the end of the month,” Grave related in an interview with News Room Sport in Barbados last week.
Based on the Future Tours Programme, West Indies are due for tours from Bangladesh between June and July for two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20s, then India for three ODIs and three T20I in July and August.
The postponed 2020 visit by New Zealand will then happen just before the CPL window, which is August 30 to September 30.
Immediately after CPL, West Indies head to Australia for the World T20.
For the year, West Indies have hosted Ireland and England, and Grave said it is pleasing to see COVID-19 restrictions being eased and more fans allowed into venues.
Guyana last hosted international cricket in August 2021 when Pakistan visited.
Only 40% capacity of fully vaccinated fans were allowed, but earlier this month President Irfaan Ali officially removed the COVID-19 restrictions on social activities and gatherings.