Guyana being considered as potential host of Regional Four-Day matches- CWI Vice-President


Cricket West Indies (CWI) Vice-President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, has confirmed that Guyana is being considered as a potential host for the final three rounds of the Regional Four-Day Championship from March 15.

Speaking during the recently completed Four-Day match between Guyana Harpy Eagles and Windward Volcanoes in Grenada, Dr. Shallow said a definitive position will soon be made public.

As it stands, the remaining three rounds of the Championship are scheduled for Trinidad and Tobago.

CWI Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow

However, as confirmed recently by News Room Sport, one of the venues, Diego Martin Sporting Complex, which hosted matches last season, is not available.

“There are some considerations; I suspect over the next seven days or so, a decision will be made one way or the next. Again, we have to consider the different logistics and so on to see what is possible, like travel, so within the next seven days, there should definitely be an answer,” Dr. Shallow stated.

Though there are other venues in Trinidad that can complement Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Cricket Academy as First-Class accredited venues, an option was posed for Guyana to host matches.

High-placed sources had confirmed to News Room Sport that efforts are being made locally to host matches, at least the remaining three for the Harpy Eagles.

Harpy Eagles are scheduled to play Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Jamaica Scorpions and Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their remaining three rounds.

Since the season ended abruptly after eight rounds in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guyana has not hosted Regional Four-Day matches, with the subsequent two championships trimmed to five rounds and hosted in Barbados, Trinidad, Antigua and Grenada.

From the commencement of the Professional Cricket League in the 2014-15 season, the Four-Day Championship was 10 rounds of matches (five home and five away), and the Harpy Eagles won for five straight seasons until the pandemic.

After two rounds of the 2023 championship, Harpy Eagles have a 5.6 points lead over defending champions, Barbados Pride (23 points), while Trinidad and Tobago Red Force have 20.6 points, Windward Volcanoes 19.4 points, Leeward Islands Hurricanes 17.4 points, and Jamaica Scorpions 10 points.

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