Courts T20 Grand Slam Franchise Bowls off in December

Courts T20 Grand Slam Franchise Bowls off in December

Courts T20 Grand Slam Franchise Bowls off in December 2048 1457 CWESN

The 3rd Edition of the Courts Women’s T20 Grand Slam Franchise Tournament will take place from December 3-13. Each of the four Franchises will have a full complement of West Indies Stars.

Courts continues their support of the Tournament for a 3rd consecutive year, while Cricket West Indies will continue their support for the event ensuring that the top West Indies Players are available. 

This year, defending 2018 captain Anisa Mohammed, of LCB Contractors Central Sharks, will come up against the likes of Stafanie Taylor, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Hayley Matthews and Stacy-Ann King to name a few. This will be Taylor’s debut in the tournament. 

Speaking on behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA), past West Indies Captain, Merissa Aguilleira shared her expectation for a bigger, better event, thanks to the support of various stakeholders. 

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Courts this year and welcome Cricket West Indies’ increased support for the event,” said Aguilleira. “This tournament is the first and only women’s cricket franchise event in this region and our goal is to grow it into one of the biggest franchise events in the world.” She also thanked the other sponsors on board thus far.

Aguilleira promises an exciting, action packed tournament, noting that it was initially postponed to ensure that all WI players would be available. This she explained was to guarantee high quality competition and entertainment. As a former West Indies captain, she also feels the tournament will be a good opportunity for WI players, as well as aspiring ones, to hone their skills ahead of the upcoming 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. 

For Courts, their support is simply a continuation of its commitment to community and sport. “We are very proud of this tournament, we have seen it grow tremendously over the past two years and expect that it will continue on its upward trajectory,” said Nicole Loney-Mills

Corporate Social Responsibility Regional Officer, Unicomer.  “Other countries are investing heavily in women’s cricket and leagues such as the Women’s Big Bash and Kia Super League have grown in stature. Both have contributed to the development of the Australian and England Women’s teams and we believe this tournament will play a significant role in developing the WI Women in the coming years. We are simply happy to do our part”

The local franchises include defending champs, LCB Central Sharks, runners up, Southern Titans, Trident Sports Phoenix and UDECOTT North Starblazers. Matches will take place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, UWI Spec and the National Cricket Center. Tournament updates can be found @cwomensports on FB and Instagram as well as at caribbeanwomensports.com

Teams

UDECOTT North Starblazers:

LEE ANN   KIRBY CAPTAIN
NATASHA MC LEAN REGIONAL
AFY FLETCHER REGIONAL
JODIAN MORGAN REGIONAL
ERVA GIDDINGS REGIONAL
RACHEL   VINCENT
RENIECE BOYCE
SELENE O’NEIL
AMANDA SAMAROO
ALLISON COLLINS
MIKAELA JODHAN
JANELLE RUIZ
ALICE COLLINS
SHANIA KISTOW UNDER 19
ANAND BANN COACH
WAYNE  SAMUEL MANAGER

Southern Titans

NAME
BRITNEY COOPER CAPTAIN
DEANDRA DOTTIN REGIONAL
STAFANIE TAYLOR REGIONAL
CHEDEAN NATION REGIONAL
SHABIKA GAJNABI REGIONAL
SHENELLE LORD
CANEISHA ISAAC
SHANIA ABDOOL
RENELLE DOOKIE
APRIL RAMOUTAR
ANNA MARIE PEREIRA
SHALINI SAMAROO
SHUNELLE SAWH
DJENABA JOSEPH UNDER 19
KELVIN WILLIAMS COACH
MERISSA AGUILLEIRA MANAGER

Replacement during Stafanie Taylor’s absence: Qiana Joseph

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

NAME
ANISA MOHAMMED CAPTAIN
SHEMAINE CAMPBELLE REGIONAL
CHINELLE HENRY REGIONAL
SHAKERA SELMAN REGIONAL
AKAZE THOMPSON REGIONAL
LEANDRA RAMDEEN
FELICIA WALTERS
SAMANTHA BISSOON
REANNA FARROW
TAMIKA NANAN-RAMSUMAIR
GAITRI SEETAHAL
TALIA BAKSH
KAJOL DALGIR
ANJALI GOORDEEN UNDER 19
AMIN FORGENIE COACH
IAN TELFER MANAGER

Trident Sports Phoenix

NAME
STACY ANN KING CAPTAIN
HAYLEY MATTHEWS REGIONAL
KYCIA KNIGHT REGIONAL
KYSHONA KNIGHT REGIONAL
AALIYAH AALEYNE REGIONAL
KARISHMA RAMHARACK
KAMARA RAGOOBAR
ROSALIE DOLABAILLE
TRICIA MARQUIZ
STEFFIE SOOGRIM
NIDIA ANDREWS
STACY ANN BOLAH
JANELLE NOEL
ALYSHA GOMEZ UNDER 19
DAVINDRA SINGH COACH
TBC MANAGER

Replacement during Hayley Matthews absence: Sheneta Grimmond